Robert Full

Learning from the gecko's tail

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Filmed Jan 2009 at TED2009
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Biologist Robert Full studies the amazing gecko, with its supersticky feet and tenacious climbing skill. But high-speed footage reveals that the gecko's tail harbors perhaps the most surprising talents of all.

Robert Full
/ Biologist

Robert Full studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build tomorrow's robots, based on evolution's ancient engineering.  Full bio.

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