Natural Born Robots


60m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Nature still defeats human beings in designing machines that can live comfortably in the world around them. Taking the hint, engineers trying to create robots increasingly are turning to living creatures for inspiration. From a giant mechanical cockroach to robotic flying insects, from robotunas to

Film Details

Also Known As
Lively Robots, Scientific American Frontiers (11/02/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Nature still defeats human beings in designing machines that can live comfortably in the world around them. Taking the hint, engineers trying to create robots increasingly are turning to living creatures for inspiration. From a giant mechanical cockroach to robotic flying insects, from robotunas to robolobsters, viewers see how nature's ideas are leading to faster, smarter and sturdier robots -- including some modeled on the most complex animals of all: human beings.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lively Robots, Scientific American Frontiers (11/02/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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