Like A Water Bug But Cooler (IMAGE) Michigan Technological University Caption Hassan Masoud and his team, including doctoral student Mitchel Timm, built a robot that can manipulate surface tension to propel itself across the liquid surface with great speed and maneuverability. Credit Mitchel Timm/Michigan Tech Usage Restrictions Please credit creator and institution. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.