Gecko feet for car tires


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geckoUsing design principles inspired by the nanoscopic hairs on the gecko, UC Berkeley researchers and colleagues have created a novel microfiber array which has very high friction but is not “sticky”.

gecko_tire

 

Technical application:

car tires, drive on solar panels

 

Bionic application:

Further description:

Physical effects applied:
Video:


Contact:
Sources:

http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ronf/Gecko/prl-friction.html

Picture-sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko

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