Awe-inspiring Caterpillars

What if you had a couple of false legs, what could you do?

Caterpillars with feathery blue spikes, long black whiskers, curling orange horns and  what looks like a hundred feet. A caterpillar has 6 feet,  but it looks like some have more than 6 legs. Most of those legs are false legs. These legs help a caterpillar to climb or hold on to slippery surfaces.

igor_siwanowicz14Draw or make a modeil of a climbing robot, a climbing toy, cool egofriendly packaging or climbing shoes inspired by caterpillars’ false legs.

We are working on our idea. And will post it later this week.

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Thanks to photographer and neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz for giving me permission to use the photos. You find his stunning photos at photo.net

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