Check out robotic replicas that walk, fly, and swim using mechanisms similar to those found in living things. MantaBot will be used to monitor conditions of life at sea. Madeleine mimics four-flippered sea creatures to learn why they use different patterns to swim. RoboSeed lands in hard-to-reach locations where humans can’t go. MABEL is the world’s fastest robot with knees.

MantaBot: © Professor Hilary Bart-Smith, University of Virginia; Madeleine: © John H. Long, Jr.; RoboSeed: © The Field Museum; MABEL: © ECE Department, University of Michigan

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