Dinosaur Robots For Sale

May 24, 2001 | Source: Forbes Today

Robot dinosaurs — two-legged robots that can walk in a lifelike way — are being developed for sale to museums and possibly consumers.

Troody, a robot<br />
dinosaur built at MIT

Troody, a robot
dinosaur built at MIT

Developed at MIT’s Leg Lab, the robots have springy joints, which makes their movements like those of living animals, plus skin, scales, feathers and lifelike, expressive eyes. Currently pidgeon-sized, bigger dinos are on the drawing board.