To climb, maybe robots need toes

Researchers watch a gecko in action.

Lots of technology has mimicked biology for the best results and now, researchers are learning from the toes of a gecko to develop future robots. This article is best suited to students in years 4, 5, 7, and 10 studying Biology (adaptations and evolution) and Physics (forces and behaviour of light).

 

Word Count: 430

To climb, maybe robots need toes | Cosmos

To climb, maybe robots need toes | Cosmos

Years: 4, 5, 7, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences –  Living Things

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences –  Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy