Cockroaches are known for their ability to squeeze into small spaces. That’s why scientists are using technology inspired by cockroach exoskeletons to develop robots. These robots could be used to search disaster areas. The robotic cockroaches would be able to squeeze through small spaces in the rubble and find possible survivors. Scientists have been studying live cockroaches to see just how they manage to slip between small spaces. Their findings allowed them to create piece to make a robotic roach that could save lives.