|May 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.
This exhibit is sponsored in part by: