When it comes to technology we look a lot towards nature for inspiration. Nature has figured out how to solve big problems throughout the course of time and we use a lot of these solutions for our own benefit. This is exactly what researchers at UC Berkely have done, although the subject may not be the most popular, the implications are huge!
The truth is that cockroaches are really impressive creatures when you get over the whole eek! its a cockroach! thing. In particular, researchers were interested in how the roaches maneuver through dense areas such as the rainforest floor. Roaches employ a roll-over maneuver in which they tilt their bodies at an almost 90-degree angle.