Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Kim the spider jumps on demand

quote [ Scientists have trained a spider to jump on demand. The diminutive arachnid, which they nicknamed Kim, can leap six times her body length from a standing start. Unlocking the secrets of her extraordinary leaps could help build a new generation of robots inspired by nature, say University of Manchester researchers. ]

If your job involves jumping on things, expect to be replaced with a spiderbot
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@10:35amGMT]


ooo[......7 said @ 11:34am GMT on 8th May
Hugh E. said @ 4:14pm GMT on 8th May
The one time I want a news story to have video ...

But here's a decidedly not scientific, not Kim (and not wolf) spider jumping "on command".
Pet Wolf Spider jumps on command
Ankylosaur said @ 5:08pm GMT on 8th May [Score:1 Funny]
I had this same thing happen once. I found a jumping spider and tried to take macro photos of it, but every time I moved the camera closer, it kept leaping onto the lens before I could get it into focus. I wonder if it could see it's reflection and thought it was prey or a rival spider? Here's the best photo I could get:

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