Robot Mimics Punch of Mantis Shrimp

Mantis shrimp pack the strongest punch of any creature in the animal kingdom. Engineers at Harvard want to give their robots that kind of power.

“We are fascinated by so many remarkable behaviors we see in nature, in particular when these behaviors meet or exceed what can be achieved by human-made devices,” said Robert Wood , the Harry Lewis and Marlyn McGrath Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).