Robot fossil recreates walk of ancient animal
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Paleontologists and robot engineers from Switzerland and Germany successfully developed a method to identify how extinct animals walked. Scientists scanned fossils and fossilized footprints of Orobates pabsti, a 300-million-year-old lizard-like creature, to build computer models and an exact robotic replica. The team believes their method, published in the journal Nature, could be applied to other evolutionary transitions.