Bones that are separate in small jerboas are fully fused in large ones, but the bone structures that are best at dissipating the stresses of jumping are only partially fused.
Autonomy, AI & Robotics
How evolution overshot the optimum bone structure in hopping rodents
Mimicking a human fingertip’s sensitivity and sense of direction for robotic applications
With the help of 1.6 million GaN nanopillars per sensor, the University of Michigan team was able to provide human-level sensitivity with directionality on a compact, easily manufactured system