Using Biomimicry in Robot Design

Using Biomimicry in Robot Design

Jumping is easy, landing is hard. Having a robot jump—or fly—and then consistently stick the landing in one piece remains one of the standout challenges in robotics. Some drones are large enough to pack landing gear. Others solve this problem by incorporating durable Styrofoam parts, or even breaking apart on impact with the ground by design. Land-bound robots solve the problem mostly by being designed never to jump at all.