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Many animals are actually over-engineered. Just copy only what’s necessary.

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Many animals are actually over-engineered. Just copy only what’s necessary.

Insects and animals have evolved some amazing skills — but, as Robert Full notes, many animals are actually over-engineered. The trick is to copy only what’s necessary. He shows how human engineers can learn from animals’ tricks.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Robert Full · Biologist. studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build tomorrow’s robots, based on evolution’s ancient engineering.

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