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  • Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots

    Click beetles can jump without the aid of their limbs when they are tipped onto their backsides. A team of University of Illinois researchers are examining this mechanism to engineer self-righting robots.

    Click beetles can jump without the aid of their limbs when they are tipped onto their backsides. A team of University of Illinois researchers are examining this mechanism to engineer self-righting robots.

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  • To reach Aimy Wissa, call 217-244-4193217; awissa@illinois.edu.

    To reach Marianne Alleyne, call 217-333-8652; vanlaarh@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Pop! Observing and modeling the legless self-righting jumping mechanism of click beetles” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.