Note: you will be killed by the innocent-looking robot pictured above. Using a combination of the stable low profile of a cockroach and the terrain-adapting spine legs of a spider, this SuperCockrochSpiderBot (our name) can somewhat easily walk over wire mesh.

Slow motion video taught scientists that spiders were only 22% slower while running over mesh because when their initial footing failed, the spine bent, providing another point of contact. Cockroaches succeeded due to their horizontal legs and general invincibility.

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In other words, cage fences cannot contain the invasion. Arm yourselves immediately.

Leg Spines Make Robots... [new scientist]

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