High-speed robots made with the help of cockroaches

The humble cockroach has provided inspiration for protection of fast-moving robots.

A study from University of California Berkeley found cockroach antennae bend to prevent the insects from crashing into walls. This was found to be because of the hair on the antennas sticking to the surface.

The scientists were then able to imitate the cockroach hair to make a high-speed robotic antenna bend in a similar way.

Read more at The University of California, Berkeley