As the technology moves at a break-neck speed, the exciting field of Robotics has made great strides over the years. The robots continues to become more and more sophisticated, feature-filled, strong, fast, flexible, smart and the list goes on.
This year alone scientists showcased wide-range of impressive robots from a cheetah-like to samurai-wielding to an immense automaton that is built for combat.
And just recently a research team just whipped up a bug-like robot which can jump over the water’s surface successfully mimicking natural movement in a man-made system. A first of its kind feat in the realms of Robotics.
This was made possible thanks to the collective efforts put up by the scientists from Seoul National University, Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The research team has been analyzing water striders and bugs which effortlessly walk and jump across the water’s surface with sheer speed and dexterity.