Path of Innovation

  • By James McLurkin
  • Posted 01.01.05
  • NOVA scienceNOW

From his "0th" birthday in 1972 till the present, MIT roboticist James McLurkin has followed a singular path in life. In this highly illustrated time line, see when he built his first robot, what he named the world's smallest robot (an early-1990s invention of his), what Ant Day was, and more.

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Courtesy of James McLurkin

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