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  1. To run nimbly on sand, robots learn from nature

    Georgia Tech's SandBot is helping researchers understand how creatures like crabs can move across sandy terrain. Image: Daniel Goldman/Georgia Tech Spiders and crabs can scurry rapidly on sand and dirt. Geckos and cockroaches can move nimbly over bark, leaves, and grass. How do these creatures do that? And can we copy them to design agile robots? Daniel Goldman and his colleagues at Georgia Tech may have the answer. At the CRAB Lab (Complex Rheology and Biomechanics Laboratory), Goldman combines physics, biology, and robotics to investigate "rapid locomotion on sparse substrates with low foothold probability." Translation: …

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