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Cockroaches an ideal model for a search-and-rescue robot: study

Bug model perfect for "pancake collapses" much like the one that occurred recently in Tainan

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A cockroach, with its tough outer shell, is capable of surviving foot stomps, magazine swats, the (potential) human-induced garbage apocalypse and accidentally getting rolled over by a robot.

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ROBERT Full doesn't like cockroaches. Probably for the same reasons as the rest of us: they're slick and they skitter, they have those shiny exoskeletons, they're practically impossible to kill.

Shudder.

Nevertheless, Mr Full has devoted countless hours to...

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