Sep 4, 2020

Scientists train spider to jump on demand in bid to launch army of pest-fighting robots

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Circa 2018

SPIDERS often make people jump but a bunch of clever scientists have managed to train one to jump on demand.

Researchers managed to teach the spider – nicknamed Kim – to jump from different heights and distances so they could film the arachnid’s super-springy movements.

The study is part of a research programme by the University of Manchester which aims to create a new class of micro-robots agile enough to jump like acrobatic spiders.

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