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Elements S4 • E18

How Did Roboticists Get This Ancient Fossil To Walk?

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Published on Feb 8, 2019

Advanced computer tomography scans are changing the way paleontologists are studying ancient life and “OroBOT” may be just the beginning.

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“The full name for the technology is x-ray computed tomography. It has its origins 100 years ago with the development of mechanical tomography, which created images of individual slices through the human body using x-rays and film.”
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