🐾 David’s new publication on how climbing animals control adhesion 🐾
OyenLab postdoc David Labonte and Walter Federle from the Cambridge University Zoology department have published a new paper; Biomechanics of shear-sensitive adhesion in climbing animals: peeling, pre-tension and sliding-induced changes in interface strength. They report that control of adhesion is not solely achieved by the morphology of adhesive pads or the direction in which the pads are pushed/pulled in. This may open up new ways to develop adhesives inspired by nature.
Read it here.