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Claws like a tardigrade’s give swimming microrobots a grip

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Ramazzottius kretschmanni water bear or tardigrade.

The animals called tardigrades use their claws to grip underwater vegetation, inspiring a clawed microrobot. Credit: Eye Of Science/SPL

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Nature 617, 440 (2023)



  1. Li, T. et al. Sci. Adv. 9, eadg4501 (2023).

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