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TEDTalks - Robert Full: Secrets of Movement, from Geckos and Roaches

About this talk: Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.
Time 19:24 minutes; Filmed February 2005; Posted on TED: November 2007

About Robert Full: Robert Full studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect "distributed foot" for tomorrow's robots, based on evolution's ancient engineering.
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