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The Robot Zoo, a 2,500-square foot exhibit, reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Three robot animals and seven hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors and how a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon and a platypus. Also featured is a house fly with a 3-foot wingspread. Machinery in the robot animals stimulates the body parts of their real-life counterparts. In the robot animals, muscles become pistons, intestines become filtering pipes and brains become computers. The exhibit is based on the book The Robot Zoo that was conceived, edited and designed by Marshall Editions of London, England. Location: Visitors Center lobby Time: Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Event Dates: Available from October 7, 2013 - January 3, 2014 All tours are available free to the public. To schedule a tour, please submit your request using the tour request form, you can also give us a call at (956) 665-7338. We look forward to seeing you on campus!



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UTPA News - Robot Zoo at UTPA