Water Strider Robot: Smart Insect Robot
Based on the team's observations, striders can do all those thing perfectly thanks to the slightly curved tips of their legs. After figuring out what morphology and movements to copy, the group managed to build a robotic insect that uses a lightweight catapult mechanism. It can exert force equivalent to 16 times its body weight without breaking the water's surface and perform real strider-like jumps.
- Country: USA/South Korea
- Company: Harvard University, Seol National University