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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 432 Views

How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]

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Grab things like a Gecko: a new gripping system

22.05.2017 tribonet 4,809 Views

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings […]