Is there a material that does the job of suction cups

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Offline thedoc

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John Azulay asked the Naked Scientists:
   My buddy told me that they make a material that could pick up things like suction cups is that true why glass metal plastic stuff like that is there a material?
What do you think?
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Re: Is there a material that does the job of suction cups
« Reply #1 on: 12/04/2016 11:22:40 »
Scientists have manufactured artificial gecko feet - they are pretty good at picking up things, including glass and plastic.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_setae