Big thanks to the BML, Prof. Full, and the IEEE. Original source, of course: Gizmodo.
One day a tiny robotic cockroach could save lives.
UC Berkeley engineers driven by such a vision are ebullient this winter over DASH - a cheap, lightweight, six-legged robotic cockroach that can survive a four-story drop, crawl over objects twice its height and run for an hour on special watch-size batteries. ...
[Read all of 'Robot roaches would be a benefit, not a pest' by David Downs, Special to The Chronicle]