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Scientists train spider to jump on demand

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By ITN News Editor May 31, 2018 19:07

Scientists train spider to jump on demand

It’s an arachnophobe’s nightmare: scientists have trained a species of predatory spider to leap on demand. They used 3D CT scanning and high-speed, high-resolution cameras to record the acrobatic arachnid in a bid to better understand how they catch their prey and potentially inspire a new class of agile micro-robot. The team from the University of Manchester trained a species of jumping spider known as Phidippus regius, or the ‘regal jumping spider’, which they nicknamed ‘Kim’. About the size of a human fingernail with a bite relatively harmless to humans, the species is common to the West Indies and United States, with the largest populations in Florida.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 31, 2018 19:07
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