This Prototype for a Robotic Flipper Was Inspired by Sea Lions

Megan Leftwich, an engineering professor at George Washington University, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lions (3:51)

Learn more about Megan Leftwich and her robotic flipper here.

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