references:shaeffer5
Title Adhesive force of a single gecko foot-hair
Authors Autumn K, Liang YA, Hsieh ST, Zesch W, Chan WP, Kenny TW, Fearing R, Full RJ.
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume 405
Issue 6787
Pages 681-685
Year 2000
URL Link
Annotations The article focuses purely on studying a single gecko hair, which is found to be significantly stronger than originally believed, supporting the theory that gecko adhesion works because of Van Der Walls forces. While now this paper is outdated, it provides the background for more recent work, and relates to my topic by providing a thorough study of gecko forces with no mention of robotics.