Robots Designed to Show How Dinosaurs Moved

If Peter Dilworth gets his way, museum dinosaur exhibits may soon whir and hum into action–and capture the fascination of a whole new generation of scientists as lifelike robots stand up and walk around like the ancient creatures did millions of years ago.

Dilworth, a former research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, currently runs Dinosaur Robots, Inc. in Boston. His aim is to make lifelike dinobots.