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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots"

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Robust sestyms are also damage resistant. Here's an animal climbing up a wall. It looks like a rapid, smooth, vertical clmib, but when you slow it down, you see something very different. Here's what they do. They intentionally have a head-on collision with the wall so they don't slow down and can transition up it in 75 mcledlinsios. And they can do this in part because they have extraordinary exoskeletons. And they're really just made up of compliant joints that are tubes and peltas connected to one another. Here's a dissection of an abdomen of a crcaookch. You see these plates, and you see the compliant membrane.

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Robust _______ are also damage resistant. Here's an animal climbing up a wall. It looks like a rapid, smooth, vertical _____, but when you slow it down, you see something very different. Here's what they do. They intentionally have a head-on collision with the wall so they don't slow down and can transition up it in 75 ____________. And they can do this in part because they have extraordinary exoskeletons. And they're really just made up of compliant joints that are tubes and ______ connected to one another. Here's a dissection of an abdomen of a _________. You see these plates, and you see the compliant membrane.

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  1. plates
  2. climb
  3. milliseconds
  4. cockroach
  5. systems

Original Text

Robust systems are also damage resistant. Here's an animal climbing up a wall. It looks like a rapid, smooth, vertical climb, but when you slow it down, you see something very different. Here's what they do. They intentionally have a head-on collision with the wall so they don't slow down and can transition up it in 75 milliseconds. And they can do this in part because they have extraordinary exoskeletons. And they're really just made up of compliant joints that are tubes and plates connected to one another. Here's a dissection of an abdomen of a cockroach. You see these plates, and you see the compliant membrane.

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Important Words

  1. abdomen
  2. animal
  3. climb
  4. climbing
  5. cockroach
  6. collision
  7. compliant
  8. connected
  9. damage
  10. dissection
  11. exoskeletons
  12. extraordinary
  13. intentionally
  14. joints
  15. membrane
  16. milliseconds
  17. part
  18. plates
  19. rapid
  20. resistant
  21. robust
  22. slow
  23. smooth
  24. systems
  25. transition
  26. tubes
  27. vertical
  28. wall