85 American cockroachClearly, the field of robotics is reaping the benefits of bio-inspiration. In some of my Facebook posts, we’ve seen robotic tunnel diggers and a moth in a robot driving a car. (Truly an unexpected use for robots …)

But here’s a video showing Harvard’s Ambulatory MicroRobot (HAMR) project, or as Treehugger terms it, a robotic cockroach!  (Admit it.  They’ve really got the scurrying bit down, don’t they?)