In the Grip of Necrobotic Spiders
Rice University mechanical engineers are showing how to repurpose deceased spiders as mechanical grippers that can blend into natural environments while picking up objects, like other insects, that outweigh them. Anthony and Jeff discuss the merits of using spider corpses as engineering materials.
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Link to the story: https://news.rice.edu/news/2022/rice-engineers-get-grip-necrobotic-spiders