THE ROBOT ZOO

The Robot Zoo Exhibit
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Tongue Gun

A boy aims the head of a robot chameleon as he prepares to trigger the “Tongue Gun.” Sharpshooters can fire the robot’s rod-like tongue at several targets, demonstrating how a real chameleon shoots out its long, sticky-tipped tongue to reel in a meal.

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Keep an Eye on You

“Keep an Eye on You” shows young museum-goers like these three boys how a real chameleon’s eyes work independently. Visitors can maneuver duel cameras on a robot chameleon’s head and view the separate images on two color monitors.

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Robot Platypus with Students

Three teen-age girls and their teacher observe a 6-foot-long robot platypus. Visitors can animate the head, tail and front flippers of the robot mammal.

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Robot Platypus

A 6-foot robot platypus showcases its unusual features, including a sensory snout simulating a duckbill the real mammal uses to locate prey in murky waters.

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Robot House Fly with Father and Son

A father and son view the inner workings of a 5-foot robot house fly.

 

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Robot House Fly

Animation in the wings of a 5-foot robot fly shows off the robot insect’s 6-foot wingspan.

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Robot Chameleon with Mother and Child

Varying hues on backlit panels along a robot chameleon’s back demonstrate the real reptile’s color-changing ability for a mother and her two kids.

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Robot Chameleon

A 6-foot robot chameleon shoots out its spring-loaded tongue to snag its next meal.

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Robot Body Shop

Hinges, pumps and springs in “Robot Body Shop” show three brothers the mechanics of similar parts in the exhibit’s robot animals.

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Mister Platypus

A mother and two youngsters create a whimsical creature in “Mister Platypus” by adding animal parts such as a monkey’s leg and a dog’s snout to the model of a platypus’s body.

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