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Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

FlipperBot Robot

Caption: FlipperBot moves through a bed filled with poppy seeds in the Georgia Tech School of Physics. The research, which also included a study of sea turtle hatchlings, provides new information on the principles governing locomotion on granular surfaces.

Credit: Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek

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