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Sangbae Kim: Inspired by Nature

MIT Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics, the study of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of robots. Professor Kim's current project — a robot inspired by the special abilities of the cheetah — runs at high speeds with an energy efficiency similar to animals.

Read more about his work: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/mit-cheetah-robot-0308.html

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Department of Mechanical Engineering