You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

A new insect-sized robot created by UC Berkeley researchers can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach and can't be squished. Small-scale robots like these could be advantageous in search and rescue missions, squeezing and squishing into places where dogs or humans can’t fit, or where it may be too dangerous for them to go.

Topics: Berkeley Engineering in the News, Mechanical engineering, Research, Robotics & AI