About the Authors

Astrid Layton

alayton6@gatech.edu

Affiliation George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

John Reap

Affiliation School of Business and Engineering, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America

Bert Bras

Affiliations George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Biologically Inspired Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Marc Weissburg

Affiliations School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Biologically Inspired Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL JR. Performed the experiments: AL. Analyzed the data: AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL. Wrote the paper: AL JR BB MW. Manuscript reviews, revisions, and discussion: BB MW.