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"From the Ted Talk by Robert Full: The sticky wonder of gecko feet"

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And here's Cutkosky's and his amazing students' design. So these are tuned toes — there are six of them, and they use the principles that I just talked about collectively for the blueprint. So this is not using any suotcin, any glue, and it will ultimately, when it's attached to the robot — it's as biologically inspired as the ainmal — hopefully be able to climb any kind of a scarfue. Here you see it, next, going up the side of a building at Stanford. It's sped up — again, it's a foot climbing. It's not the whole rboot yet, we're working on it — now you can see how it's attaching. These tuned srrtuuects allow the spines, friction pads and ultimately the adhesive hairs to grab onto very challenging, difficult srcefaus. And so they were able to get this thing — this is now sped up 20 times — can you imagine it trying to go up and rescue somebody at that upper folor? OK? You can visualize this now; it's not impossible. It's a very chllagienng task. But more to come later.

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And here's Cutkosky's and his amazing students' design. So these are tuned toes — there are six of them, and they use the principles that I just talked about collectively for the blueprint. So this is not using any _______, any glue, and it will ultimately, when it's attached to the robot — it's as biologically inspired as the ______ — hopefully be able to climb any kind of a _______. Here you see it, next, going up the side of a building at Stanford. It's sped up — again, it's a foot climbing. It's not the whole _____ yet, we're working on it — now you can see how it's attaching. These tuned __________ allow the spines, friction pads and ultimately the adhesive hairs to grab onto very challenging, difficult ________. And so they were able to get this thing — this is now sped up 20 times — can you imagine it trying to go up and rescue somebody at that upper _____? OK? You can visualize this now; it's not impossible. It's a very ___________ task. But more to come later.

Solution

  1. surfaces
  2. challenging
  3. floor
  4. robot
  5. surface
  6. animal
  7. suction
  8. structures

Original Text

And here's Cutkosky's and his amazing students' design. So these are tuned toes — there are six of them, and they use the principles that I just talked about collectively for the blueprint. So this is not using any suction, any glue, and it will ultimately, when it's attached to the robot — it's as biologically inspired as the animal — hopefully be able to climb any kind of a surface. Here you see it, next, going up the side of a building at Stanford. It's sped up — again, it's a foot climbing. It's not the whole robot yet, we're working on it — now you can see how it's attaching. These tuned structures allow the spines, friction pads and ultimately the adhesive hairs to grab onto very challenging, difficult surfaces. And so they were able to get this thing — this is now sped up 20 times — can you imagine it trying to go up and rescue somebody at that upper floor? OK? You can visualize this now; it's not impossible. It's a very challenging task. But more to come later.

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