Is called cram the cockroach robot that could save many people's lives. It is a robot designed by Berkeley University, definitely inspired by the structure of one of the most hated insects in the world - the cockroach.
Cram is defined as a "robot squeezable with articulated mechanisms ”, which could be used in the event of natural disasters to search for and rescue any survivors. The last frontier of robots is precisely that of using them in rescue missions, which often prove impossible to carry out for humans and rescue animals.
Before making the robot, the researchers obviously carefully studied the way the American cockroach said cockroach moves in very small spaces. Think in fact that this cockroach can go through cracks in 3 millimeters, pressing the body down and rotating the legs outwards. The push for the locomotion it is generated by various parts of the body, such as the sensory spines present on the tibia. Not only that: the cockroach can endure up to 900 times higher his body weight without suffering damage. In short, it is an insect with extraordinary characteristics, which can be exploited by science without harming any animal.
cram it is equipped with a protective plastic shell; below are the legs that move outward when the robot is crushed. In the event of disastrous events, such as an earthquake, for example, the robotic cockroach could pass through cracks, vents and ducts to identify survivors. Not bad!