|Once you try building a robot that moves
and manipulates other objects, you begin to appreciate the complexity
of animals. In "The Robot Zoo," manmade robotic animals show the
internal workings of living animals including the giraffe, squid,
If you want, you can dedicate your entire career to
studying the complex relationship between animal locomotion and
robotics. Many scientists have.
Animal Locomotion and Movement
- The Science of Motion
- Some biologists specialize in the study of animal motion and
"how many-legged animals move." Their research attempts to understand better
the "basic principles of energetics and mechanics in animal motion" in
order to "tell us secrets of nature that we cannot find out from
studying one species, like humans."
- Eadweard Muybridge: Motion
- Picture Anatomy...Set into Motion
- Explore Eadweard Muybridge's life and work, including his famous motion
and Aerodynamics of Animal Swimming and Flight
- See Lizard Run
- Stoneflies in Flight
- Fruitflies in Flight
- Lobster Claw
- A biomechanic uses "comparative physiology, functional morphology,
evolutionary biology, physics, biochemistry, and mechanical engineering" to
understand how organisms work. For example, a biomechanic studies
how animals swim, how insects fly, and how lizards run.
- Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting
- History, ethics, machines and man, and more!
- The Robotics
- Robots can take many shapes. The beauty in robotics, like in nature,
is found when a robot's form perfectly matches its function.
- Real Robots on the Web
- Australian Telerobot
- Telerobots are robots that can be manipulated remotely via a
telecommunications connection. That is, you can make these robots move.
- Dante II Walking Robot
- Dante News
- Meet Dante II, a very famous robot. In July, 1994, Dante explored the
Mt. Spurr volcano, risking metal arms and electronic sensors to obtain
prized volcanic samples.
- Get a Grip
- The Tech Museum of Innovation's online exhibit will help you appreciate
the present reality of robots, particularly in comparison to the fantastic
images of Hollywood robots.
- The Robot Menu
- What's on the menu today? Only imagination limits the assortment of
homemade robots that you'll find on "The Robot Menu."
- Cool Robot of the Week
- Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics
- Robotics Resources on the Internet
- Robot Information
- Robots and The
- For more information about robots, browse
through these resource collections.