Bio-inspired Robot Perches, Resumes Flight (1 of 3) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers Robert Wood and Moritz Graule discuss the benefits of perching and how they developed a robot that achieves this energy-saving feat. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the May 20, 2016 issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by M.A. Graule at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and colleagues was titled, "Perching and takeoff of a robotic insect on overhangs using switchable electrostatic adhesion." Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail 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.