World Maker Faire New York 2013

Robot Bugs! Biomimicry in Research and Development

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Saturday1:00 PM1:30 PM

Most of the robots we're familiar with from movies and TV are "humanoid", meaning they look and act somewhat like humans do. However, there is a whole new field of research in "bio-inspired robotics", or robots that look and move like animals. Bio-inspired robots range from snakes to dogs to sea turtles, and almost anything else you can think of. This presentation will discuss robots on the smaller end of this scale, modeled after insects and other small critters like bees, cockroaches and worms. Why are we making these robots, what are they good for, and how could you build your own? Attend this presentation to find out!

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Ben Finio — Content Developer

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Ben Finio is an engineer and STEM educator. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering (Bucknell) and a Ph.D. in robotics (Harvard). He currently works for Science Buddies, a science education nonprofit.


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