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by Nature. Biomimetics is
a highly interdisciplinary area that
encapsulates biology, dynamics and solid mechanics,
intermolecular science and mechanism design.
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Gecko Tape (Directional adhesive)
The world's first directional
It has Anisotropic
structure enables controllable adhesion
directionality in adhesion. The
movie clip demonstrates directional
adhesion compared to conventional double sided tape.
Unlike conventional tape, its adhesion can be
controlled by shear load. If it is loaded in desired direction,
without significant amount of normal preload, it creates
high friction and adhesion maximizing contact area and is also
able to detach with by reducing shear load. if it is loaded in wrong
direction, the adhesion force is very low.
glass-climbing quadruped robot equipped with
This is my latest and greatest creation in my Ph.D.
Most of the concept design is based on my sketch
that I drew in the airplane from meeting with RiSE
group in March 2005. It took me about an year to
make this robot start to climb. This platform is
embodiment of principles of adhesion - hierarchical
compliance, controllable directional adhesion and
distribution of forces. It runs at 24cm/s and climbs
0.8m/min on glass, acrylic and similar smooth
surfaces. It exhibits novel mechanism features
that I invented....
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