Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meet the Robot Animals

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As a mom, I always wanted something that will gonna make my little boy Ivan happier.  Some days ago, indeed it was another fulfilling moment when we had the opportunity to be among the first moms and kids who were given chance to visit for the first time, the Robot Zoo.

All the kids including my little boy Ivan are eagerly waiting for the announcement when the doors will open.

Waiting in line, Ivan was so behaved and he's really following and listening to all instructions.

The very first robot animal that greeted us at the entrance was the Robot Giraffe. Its head and neck stretched to almost 9 feet.

Robot Giraffe

The Robot Rhinoceros is still under construction
ROBOT RHINO - The robot rhino is a large, heavy beast like a real white rhino. On its head and neck, instead of leathery skin, the robot has flexible, studded armour for protection. White rhinos have two horns.  Which one is longer? The horn is constructed of a bunch of fibres, like the mass of hairlike keratin that makes up a real rhino horn.

Robot Platypus
ROBOT PLATYPUS - The robot's webbed front feet have two roles. With the flaps turned back, the claws stick out enabling a platypus to dig a burrow in a riverbank. With the webbing extended, the front feet are powerful paddles for swimming, while the back feet and tail act as rudders.

Robot Grasshopper
ROBOT GRASSHOPPER - Like all insects, a grasshopper has six legs. The robot's two rear legs are specialized for jumping, while the front two pairs are for walking.  Using its large powerful rear legs, a grasshopper can make gigantic leaps into the air. It can jump 20 times its length, or the equivalent of a 6-foot human leaping a 12-storey building.

Robot Giant Squid
ROBOT GIANT SQUID - Imagine an 18 meter animal that wrestles with whales. The giant squid uses a multidirectional nozzle to propel itself through the deep black seas where they live, probably all around the world. The squid's huge eyes as well as your eyes do and help it find food in the dim light.

Robot Bat
ROBOT BAT - Bats are the only flying mammal. A bat's wings are made of flexible skin flaps stretched between incredibly long fingers. The finger's on the robot's wings are lightweight tubes. The material between the tubes act like a hang-glider sail, stretching back to the hind legs and tails.

Robot House Fly
ROBOT HOUSE FLY - Try to catch a fly and you'll find out just how fast it moves. With large compound eyes made up of thousands of separate "eyelets" a fly sees you move and it's gone. The robot's wings are moved by fast-acting pistons and supported by lightweight struts.  In a real fly, a complex system of muscles moves the wings.

Robot Chameleon
ROBOT CHAMELEON - The robot chameleon has the ability to blend into its surroundings. Its mini-computer brain sends a signal to the video screens to change their appearance. But sometimes a chameleon wants to be seen. When it meets another chameleon its colors shine bright as a warning to stay away or an invitation to mate.

Trying to be a chameleon via the camouflage wall.
The Robot Zoo gives families interactive science fun while celebrating love for learning and bonding over witnessing how the magic of nature comes to life in the form of the marvelous robot animals featured in the exhibit.

The Robot Zoo is located at the 2nd Floor of the Science Discovery Center Exhibit Hall. For more information, you may visit the Science Discovery Center website and their Facebook Page or you may call (02)556-0331 or (02)556-2193.

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1 comment:

  1. this one is interesting. good to know we have places to go like this in the philippines... :)