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Water striders inspired robot jumps from the surface of water | IEEE Spectrum

curated by | July 31, 2015

“To jump, a water strider rises upward while smoothly pushing the water surface downward and closing four of its legs inward… The 68 milligram robot (with a 2-cm body) that the researchers designed to mimic this behavior is based closely on real water strider: the wire legs are coated with a superhydrophobic material, and curve up at the toes, just like the real insect.”

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