Washington State University’s Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia is a Flaherty Associate Professor in Engineering and he just received a Guinness World Record for building the world’s lightest crawling robot, called the Robeetle. Weighing just 88-milligrams, it’s powered by the catalytic combustion of methanol and capable of climbing slopes, navigating various terrains, and even hauling objects that weight up to 2.6 times its own weight. Read more for a video and additional information.
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He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Microrobotics Laboratory and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. With interest in a wide variety of subjects, he first began working in robotics while at Harvard. He has enjoyed the study of robotics because it has allowed him to learn about the natural world and biology while also solving intricate engineering challenges,” said Washington State University.