Cockroach-inspired robots crashes into walls on purpose

Tiny roach-bots ram their heads into walls to propel themselves upward. Read more: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/watch-cockroach-inspired-robot-try-walk-through-walls

Read the research: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/15/139/20170664

CREDITS
producer
Sarah Crespi

story by
Michael Allen

story edited by
Catherine Matacic

citation
K. Jayaram et al.,
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2018
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0664

additional research videos courtesy
Kaushik Jayaram/Harvard University

roach on kitchen wall footage
"Goodbye, Mr. Roach"
Clemson College Extension Service/Prelinger Archive

tethered robot footage
D. Floreano and L. Keller
PLOS Biology 2010
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000292

wall cat
Videoblocks

crash test footage
Pond5

music
Space Voyage/Pond5


Source: Science Magazine, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1BvJgW4p_0
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