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Lowly roach inspires high-tech robotics

Most people think of cockroaches as household pests. But for a group of American scientists, roaches are a source of robotic inspiration. The mechanic simplicity of their bodies and the ease at which they can maneuver over obstacles inspired the biologist Bob Full to model robots after the cockroaches. While working as a consultant on the animated movie "A Bug's Life," Full got the idea of insect-like robots.


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