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Microscopic view of robot footpad
- Title Microscopic view of robot footpad
- Released 18/12/2013 2:05 pm
- Copyright Simon Fraser University School of Engineering Science/MENRVA
Mushroom-shaped Gecko-inspired 'footpad terminators' used to stick climbing robots on vertical surfaces. Manufactured using techniques borrowed from the microelectronics industry, the micrometre-scale terminators are sufficiently tiny that atomic interactions between them and the surface come into play.
- Id 300981