references:shaeffer4
Title Adhesion and friction in gecko toe attachment and detachments
Authors Tian, Y., Pesika, N., Zeng, H., Rosenberg, K., Zhao, B., McGuiggan, P., Autumn, K., Israelachvili, J.
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume 103
Issue 51
Pages 19320 -19325
Year 2006
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Annotations This paper discusses a theoretical study on the mechanisms geckos use to peel and un-peel their toes so quickly. Because this was only a theoretical study, some in the field might be skeptical of it's quality. That said, this article looks at the rolling and gripping motion of gecko toes, which relates to my topic through it's search for dry adhesives inspired by the gecko's locomotion mechanism.