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Robert Full:
The sticky wonder of gecko feet

TED2005 · 19:24 · Filmed Feb 2005
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Robert Full: The sticky wonder of gecko feet
19:24 · Filmed February 2005 at TED2005 · Subtitles available in 20 languages

Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.

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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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