TIL cockroaches have special claws on their hind legs that enable them to do high-speed inversions over blind edges. They...


TIL cockroaches have special claws on their hind legs that enable them to do high-speed inversions over blind edges. They perform 180-degree swings and land on the underside of the surface, where they can make a quick escape. Scientists have also built robots to mimic this ability.



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  • I’d like to see more about the robots, but that’s really cool, maybe combine that with the research from gecko’s feet and we might have a true all terrain robot.

  • And under the right circumstances if you remain completely silent, you can just hear them humming Limp Bizkit’s remix of the Mission Impossible theme.

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