What do you get when you create bug-inspired microrobots? Six tiny “MicroTugs” that can move car all by themselves. Check it out:
Now, I’m not much of a bug person, but that’s impressive. Each MicroTug weighs only 100 grams. The car weighs 1800kg. These little machines can move 100x body weight up a wall, or 2000x body weight along the ground. Wow.
Want more? I found their website: Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab!
They have this little guy too:
For all the “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore” moments, there are cool things like this to give us a little hope. …Or at least keep us entertained.