Ants are incredibly strong for their size on their own, and can carry enormous weights when they work together. This inspired a team of Stanford University researchers to try and get many tiny robots to team up and combine their efforts.
The result is astonishing: a team of six microrobots, each the size of a cockroach and weighing 3.5oz in total, managed to pull a car weighing 3,900lb across a polished concrete floor.
David Christensen, one of the researchers attached to the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory at Stanford, said that the demo is the functional equivalent of six humans moving a weight equal to that of the Eiffel Tower.
The implications could be huge: instead of working to develop individually stronger robots, we could instead focus on multiplying their efforts by getting them to work together and speed up processes like construction and cargo transport....
Researchers at Ford Motor Company are studying how gecko feet are designed, in an attempt to copy that design and build cars using more recyclable materials. This is an example of biomimicry, where people copy designs found in nature in order to advance technology. Currently, Ford uses a type of glue that makes recycling auto parts very difficult, since the glue canâ€™t easily be removed without causing damage to the parts. This is especially true when gluing foam and plastic. Ford researchers are trying to make a new adhesive that mimics the natural abilities of gecko feetâ€”strongly attaching to surfaces, yet easy to detach when needed. This will allow Ford to recycle some of the materials used in building cars, saving time, money and resources.
Where did this ingenious design come from? Itâ€™s easy to see that a design this complex requires a Creator. The Bible says that God designed land creatures, which would include the gecko, on Day Six of the Creation Week (GENESIS 1:24â€“25). Maybe in the near future we will be able to advance technology to new levels, by learning to fully understand how God designed gecko feet!
Zech 4:10 - For who hath despised the day of small things?....
Lk 16:10 - He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
1 Jn 3:20 - For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
Lk 10:21 - In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
1 SAM 17:34.here came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 17:35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 17:36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
..17:50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him...
Proverbs 6: 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. 7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, 8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. 9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,---ESV
The Programmer is more important than what is programmed.