Unsquashable cockroach-inspired robot to help in rescue operations

August 13th, 2019


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Inspired by cockroaches, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley created a robot capable of withstanding over 60 kilograms (132.7 pounds) of weight and that can be used in rescue operations, since it can easily fit through small cracks The insect-sized robot can be seen continuing to move despite being stepped on. The robot is designed to be used during disasters such as earthquakes, especially in areas that cannot be reached by human rescue teams.