1998 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

George Steinmetz

National Geographic

01 January, 1997

Tentomushi or ladybug robots are powered by high-voltage, flexible solar cells. Their 'eyes' steer them towards bright light. Visualizing the evolution of robotics, this story was shot in locations across the US and in Osaka, Japan.

About the photographer

George Steinmetz

His expeditions to the Sahara and Gobi deserts have been featured in separate National Geographic Explorer programs. He specializes in aerial photography and pioneered the use of...

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