Engineers Use Dead Spiders as Grippers in ‘Necrobotics’ Experiment

October 29, 2022

Researchers at Rice University think they’ve stumbled onto a new “material” for gripping mechanics. They got the idea when they saw a dead spider in a hallway and noticed it was curled up, which got them thinking about how spider legs actually work. The engineering team says it was able to recreate this curling or gripping motion in a dead spider with a syringe and air. They say the possibilities for this technology could be far-reaching. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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