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A group of researchers from Rice University pose with a toy spider to celebrate their 2023 Ig Nobel Prize.
2023 Ig Nobel Prize for Gripping Work on Dead Spiders
Rice University researchers claimed the Ig Nobel Prize for upleveling biorobotics by transforming deceased spiders into robotic grippers.
2023 Ig Nobel Prize for Gripping Work on Dead Spiders
2023 Ig Nobel Prize for Gripping Work on Dead Spiders

Rice University researchers claimed the Ig Nobel Prize for upleveling biorobotics by transforming deceased spiders into robotic grippers.

Rice University researchers claimed the Ig Nobel Prize for upleveling biorobotics by transforming deceased spiders into robotic grippers.

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An intact scorpion claw-in-claw with an autotomized one
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