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

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The same is true when we looked at this lirzad running on fluidized sand. Watch its feet. It's actually fitnoinncug as a paddle even though it's interacting with a surface that we normally think of as a solid. This is not different from what my former urdagdtunerae discovered when she figured out how lizards can run on water itself. Can you use this to make a better rboot? Martin Buehler did — who's now at Boston Dynamics — he took this idea and made RHex to be Aqua RHex. So here's RHex with paddles, now converted into an incredibly maneuverable swimming robot.

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The same is true when we looked at this ______ running on fluidized sand. Watch its feet. It's actually ___________ as a paddle even though it's interacting with a surface that we normally think of as a solid. This is not different from what my former _____________ discovered when she figured out how lizards can run on water itself. Can you use this to make a better _____? Martin Buehler did — who's now at Boston Dynamics — he took this idea and made RHex to be Aqua RHex. So here's RHex with paddles, now converted into an incredibly maneuverable swimming robot.

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  1. functioning
  2. undergraduate
  3. robot
  4. lizard

Original Text

The same is true when we looked at this lizard running on fluidized sand. Watch its feet. It's actually functioning as a paddle even though it's interacting with a surface that we normally think of as a solid. This is not different from what my former undergraduate discovered when she figured out how lizards can run on water itself. Can you use this to make a better robot? Martin Buehler did — who's now at Boston Dynamics — he took this idea and made RHex to be Aqua RHex. So here's RHex with paddles, now converted into an incredibly maneuverable swimming robot.

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