Biomimicry in Action: 13 Technologies Inspired by Nature

Climb Like a Gecko

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gecko feet robot biomimicry

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The gecko is the only vertebrate that can climb vertically on any surface. It doesn't need claws or suction and doesn't leave a gooey trail, thanks to hairlike growths on its feet.

Those feet are what led researchers at Simon Frasier University to build the Tailless Timing Belt Climbing Platform (TBCP-11), which can scale vertical walls at 3.4 cm per second.

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