A prototype soft robot, which is about the size of a postage stamp, was developed by a group of researchers from China and the US. Its design was inspired by the capabilities of the hardy cockroach. Photo: Handout

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

  • Chinese and US researchers take inspiration from the hardy insect to design a robot that moves fast and is hard to squash
Topic |   Robotics

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A prototype soft robot, which is about the size of a postage stamp, was developed by a group of researchers from China and the US. Its design was inspired by the capabilities of the hardy cockroach. Photo: Handout
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