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This robotic cockroach can probably jump higher than you (Tomorrow Daily 374 show notes)

Unless you've got a vertical jump of 5 feet or higher, this little robo-roach has you beat.

We feel a little nervous about the idea of giving robots the ability to feel pain, but a pair of researchers think teaching bots will help robots avoid injury in the future.

In other robotics news, two universities have teamed up to add a jumping mechanism to a small cockroach robot. It might seem strange at first, but when you consider these robo-roaches could assist in search and rescue missions in the future, it makes a lot of sense.

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