Gecko-Inspired “Robot Grippers”

Biomimicry: Borrowing God’s Design

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This is Ken Ham, on a mission to call the church back to the authority of God’s Word.


Biomimicry is the act of looking to God’s creation for ideas to solve problems. One example of biomimicry is robot grippers—designed to catch hold of space junk. But grabbing things in space is hard. Most chemical adhesives won’t stick—and suction doesn’t work in a vacuum.

So, these new grippers are drawing inspiration from one of God’s coolest designs—gecko feet! These tiny lizards can run up walls and across ceilings because of tiny hairs that create molecular forces. And engineers are successfully copying this remarkable design for the grippers!

Engineers copy God’s designs because they are the best designs. The design in nature? It confirms creation.

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