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National Science Foundation


Caption: Jessy Grizzle of the University of Michigan and Jonathan Hurst of Oregon State University received a Popular Mechanics Innovator Award for their team's development of the MABEL bipedal robot. With a faster and smoother gait than any robot of its kind, MABEL is breaking new ground in robotics.

Credit: Rose Anderson and Catharine June, University of Michigan

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