Interfacial propulsion by directional adhesion

Abstract

The rough integument of water-walking arthropods is well known to be responsible for their water-repellency [1, 2, 3, 4]; however, water-repellent surfaces generally experience reduced traction at an air-water interface [5, 6, 7, 8]. A conundrum then arises as to how such creatures generate significant propulsive forces while retaining their water… (More)

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@inproceedings{Prakash2010InterfacialPB, title={Interfacial propulsion by directional adhesion}, author={M. Anil Prakash and John W. M. Bush}, year={2010} }