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Click beetles inspire self-righting robots

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Robots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. A team of University of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-click-beetles-self-righting-robots.html

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