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Science Without Art; Art Without Science

“There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber.

“Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.”

-Raymond Thornton Chandler, writer, 1888-1959

Engineering Insights of Bugs, Geckos and Robots

Robert Full is a professor at the University of California-Berkeley. He studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect “distributed foot” for tomorrow’s robots, based on nature’s engineering.

In this video he describes the remarkable features of insect and animal legs, and shows you a robot built based on these same principles:

Enjoy!

Perry Marshall

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