Two two VelociRoACH robots work together to climb a step

Roach-like robots run, climb and communicate with people

While the ability of insects to go just about anywhere can be disturbing at times, electrical engineer Ronald Fearing sees their talent as inspiration for a special breed of tiny robots that can travel rough terrain, follow instructions, and work together to save lives in a disaster.

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