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TEDTalks - Robert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail

About this talk: Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko's tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all.
Time 11:54 minutes; Filmed February 2009; Posted on TED: June 2009

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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