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NOVA scienceNOW: Profile: James McLurkin

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this NOVA scienceNOW segment:

An Obsession with Robots
Find out how McLurkin looks to his own live ant colony for inspiration, what some of the unexpected behaviors are that arise out of robot "swarming," what the potential applications for swarm behavior might be, and more in this interview. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Path of Innovation
Click through a time line of McLurkin's life that he made himself. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Whole Enchilada
Snoop through McLurkin's backpack to see what he thinks is important to carry around. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

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