Some of our greatest inventors have looked to nature for inspiration. So it's no coincidence that the earliest known designs for what would eventually become the modern airplane were all based on birds. Or why we may one day have nearly indestructible armor inspired by seahorses. This type of design, called biomimicry, is what's driving such rapid advancements in the field of robotics, among many other disciplines. Here's the best animal aping science has come up with yet.