27 September 2017
Vol 2, Issue 10

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ONLINE COVER Biological Remora with the Bioinspired Robotic Disc. Remoras attach to a diverse array of marine animals using a highly modified dorsal fin that forms an adhesive disc. Wang et al. developed a multimaterial biomimetic disc that enables robust attachment and underwater hitchhiking to a variety of surfaces. This bioinspired adhesive technology may reduce transport and movement costs, increase mission durations for autonomous underwater vehicles, and enable underwater gripping applications. [CREDIT: LI WEN, YUEPING WANG, AND KLAUS STIEFEL]