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Jumping robots could provide a bug’s eye view of dangerous environments

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Science fiction has trained us to picture robots as mechanical replicas of human beings, whether they’re trying to fit in with us or wipe us out.

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But it turns out humans aren’t the ideal model for most tasks robots are made to do. Engineers instead look to very different species for inspiration.

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