Gecko Inspired Wall Crawling Robot Steps Towards Cosmos
January 2, 2014
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A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a step towards a future in space, scientists say. The prototype could be the forerunner of automatons which crawl over the hulls of spacecraft, the European Space Agency said.
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