Robotic Animal Spies

Ruben Baart
April 24th 2017

Behold a new breed of robotic animal spies (not to be mistaken with real animal spies). Developed by the BBC to capture wildlife, these " anatomic spy creatures" use computerized motors to mimic the natural movement of their real-life counterparts and blend into their newly adopted habitats on a mission to capture animal emotions.

For their new show Spy in the Wild, BBC set out to observe how wild creatures really behave in their natural habitat, while at the same time helping a team of scientists to better understand animal locomotion. Using an army of robotic animals embedded with hidden cameras, the documentary series takes a plunge into the world of wild dogs, monkeys, crocodiles, lemurs, prairie dogs and more. It's a five part series, and the first three episodes are titled LoveIntelligence and Friendship.

So tune in and meet Spy Prairie Dog, Baby Spy Crocs, Spy Adelie Penguin, Spy Bush Baby and many other colorful creatures.

Story via BBC.

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