• An illustration of a water bug and a bug robot.

    Guest Blog: Why We Built a Bug Robot That Can Surf

    In their guest blog, mechanical engineering professor Hassan Masoud and doctoral student Mitch Timm share how they built a tiny, self-powered robot inspired by water-skimming insects. For centuries, humans have looked to nature to draw inspiration for innovation. From birds in the sky to fish in the sea, by studying what these creatures have naturally perfected over millennia, engineers create new technologies that are essential to our way of life today.

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