Robo-teamwork: Robotic cockroach used to launch robotic bird

Walking and flying robots both have their use cases. A walking robot is efficient and easier to build, while a flying robot is faster and more versatile. There have been efforts to combine them into a single multi-modal unit, but the complexities make that less than ideal. That’s why robot teams, like this cockroach-bird pairing, are being investigated. This might offer the best of both worlds.”