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An Icky New Hero: Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters


CRAM compressible robot and real roach

This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a cheap robotic roach.

Credit: PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley/Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings via AP

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

From The Associated Press
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