Speedy cockroach robot can save lives

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

VelociRoACH mimics one of the world’s most hated pests in order to save lives

Being one of the toughest and fastest insects in the world, the American cockroach is often considered a pest, and many people pay big bucks just to keep them out of their homes. But don’t stomp on the icky little creatures just yet, because one day they may be responsible for saving your life.


VeliciRoACH is one of the world’s fastest robots.
Image via inhabitat.

Modeled after the disgusting roach itself, the creepy crawly cockroach robot can scurry across the floor at 2.7 meters per second, meaning that in one second, it can skitter 26 times the length of its body, making it one of the fastest robots in the world.

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