Modeling and Design of Biomimetic Adhesives Inspired by Gecko Foot-Hairs

@article{Shah2004ModelingAD,
  title={Modeling and Design of Biomimetic Adhesives Inspired by Gecko Foot-Hairs},
  author={Gaurav Shah and Metin Sitti},
  journal={2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics},
  year={2004},
  pages={873-878}
}
This novel research work is motivated by the fascinating climbing ability of geckos. Recent experiments on the attachment mechanism of gecko feet have confirmed that van der Waals forces dominate gecko adhesion. Images of gecko feet have revealed a very intricate hierarchical fiber structures. These fibers are primarily responsible for the important… CONTINUE READING