Week in Geek - Walking stick
My weekly post for The Rachel Maddow Show.
Week in Geek: Walking stick edition
The road to developing dexterous robots is paved with insect studies. In this case, it’s a stick insect, Carausius morosus to be precise.
Scientists at Bielfeld University in Germany have been researching exactly how these stick insects walk (pdf) so that they might one day apply this knowledge to biomedical robots. Apparently these particular walking insects are easy to study in the lab because they don’t walk to fast and they can’t fly away.
Read the full article here.