Engineering researcher Shihao Hu explains research on geckos’ sticky toes

Gait helps geckos stay on their sticky toes

The New York Times: The mechanics of geckos’ stride help keep their adhesive toe pads clean, preserving their stickiness, according to research by Shihao Hu, a postdoctoral researcher in macromolecular science and engineering. “The scrolling motion generates the inertial force that dislodges particles,” he explained.