robot SPIDER can roll up into a ball and somersault towards you
If you're not a fan of spiders , you may want to look away now.
Scientists from Festo have designed a robotic spider that can walk or roll up into a ball and somersault.
The robot, dubbed BionicWheelBot, is inspired by the flic-flac spider - a species discovered in the Erg Chebbi desert on the edge of the Sahara in 2008.
The flic-flac spider can walk like other spiders, but can also also propel itself into the air, with a combined sequence of somersaulting and rolling on the ground.
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