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Robotic ChameleonMay 22-September 5, 2010
At the Museum in Luria Hall

The Robot Zoo reveals nature as a master engineer. The machinery in three larger-than-life-size animated robot animals – a chameleon, fly, and platypus – simulates the anatomy and behaviors of their real-life counterparts. In these robot animals muscles are pistons, intestines are filtering pipes, and brains are computers. Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots through hands-on fun to discover how nature works.

Fun Animal Bytes

  • A chameleon can rotate and focus its eyes separately to look at two different objects at the same time.
  • A fly has 4000 lenses in each eye but has poor vision.
  • A playtpus is the only mammal that lays eggs.


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