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Puerto Rican Lizards Fooled by Robotic Counterparts

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Research associate Terry Ord and professor emerita Judy Stamps have created robotic versions of the Puerto Rican anole lizard to test to see if the push up activity that precedes head-bobbing displays acted as signal to other lizards to pay attention.  The robotic lizards were set up to mimic the behavior of the anole lizard as well as perform acts that are not normal to the anole to see how the other lizards reacted.  The robotic anoles did prove that the push-up behavior did attract the attention of the living lizards.

EurekAlert 11/24/2008 Robo-lizards help prove long-standing signaling theory

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Written by luminousx

November 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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Robotic Razor Clams Newest Sea Creature Based Robot

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M.I.T. has unveiled RoboClam, a robotic version of the razor clam, which can burrow deep into marine sediment using a complex system that mimics the behavior of the real razor clam.  The technological breakthrough could provide an anchoring system for robotic marine vessels that need to move about.  Other suggested uses included that burrowing to specific locations in order to set off buried undwater mines.

Mass High Tech 11/24/2008 – MIT’s robotic clam joins RoboTuna, RoboLobster on the buffet

Written by luminousx

November 24, 2008 at 10:20 pm

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