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Robert Full:
Learning from the gecko's tail

TED2009 · 11:54 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Robert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail
11:54 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

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.

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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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