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Science Nation: Creeping Crawling Caterpillars

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It's likely one day there will be robots crawling around that look a lot like caterpillars. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Tufts Biology Professor Barry Trimmer is researching the neuromechanics of caterpillars. The applications for this research include the development of soft-bodied robots for use in medicine, environmental safety, industry, and defense.

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Runtime: 3 minutes

Science Nation
Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 5
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Episode 6
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Episode 7
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Episode 8
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Episode 9
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Episode 10
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