2000 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 1st prize

Peter J. Menzel


01 January, 1999

Graduate student Jerry Pratt at the MIT Leg Lab controls Spring Flamingo, the first walking robot with fully jointed ankles. It can walk at human pace and manage slopes of 15 degrees. Robotics institutes around the world come up with inventions that have both practical application and popular appeal.

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Peter J. Menzel

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