North Carolina Arboretum Presents: Robot Zoo
Discover how real animals work by exploring the biomechanics of robots! The Robot Zoo reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Three robot animals and numerous hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors.
The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a house fly and a platypus.
Cutaways expose the animals’ insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, which demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanical counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fantastic new insights and interactive fun for discovering just how animals work.