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."
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