Unlocking Passion Fruits Secrets: Inspiration to Develop Space-Cleaning robots

A novel device inspired by passion fruit wilting could lead to the development of robots that clean space.

Dehydrated passion fruit exhibits a form of symmetry that was previously unknown, which inspired self-adapting robotics to one day \”grab\” space debris.

According to South Morning China Post, a previously unknown type wrinkling pattern found on the surface dehydrated passion fruit inspired the creation of a device which could be used to remove space debris and hazardous material.

Fan Xu and Xi-Qiao Feng, along with their colleagues from Fudan University in Shanghai, reported an unknown type chiral wrinkling patterns on the surface dehydrated passion fruit in their study that was published the same day in Nature Computational Science. According to South Morning China Post, a previously unknown chiral wrinkling on the surface dehydrated passion fruit inspired the creation of a device which could be used to remove space debris and other hazardous materials.

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