Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
SAF Archives  search ask the scientists in the classroom cool science
scientists from previous shows
cool careers in science
ask the scientists

Photo of Jerry Pratt Jerry Pratt

Jerry Pratt is a research assistant at the Leg Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been at MIT for 10 years, completing his Bachelor Degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering in 1994 and his Masters Degree in Computer Science in 1995. Jerry's research focus is on bipedal walking robots. He is currently writing his PhD Thesis on the design and control of his bipedal robot, Flamingo. In his free time Jerry enjoys board games, video games, sports, and paintball. For more information on robots, visit the MIT Leg Laboratory

See Jerry Pratt's answers to Ask the Scientists questions.


Scientific American Frontiers
Fall 1990 to Spring 2000
Sponsored by GTE Corporation,
now a part of Verizon Communications Inc.