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Randy Atkins: Timothy Horiuchi, a University of Maryland engineer, is fascinated by bats.
Timothy Horiuchi: They hunt for insects in the air in complete darkness, and so we’d like to be able to replicate some of these capabilities.
Randy Atkins: Horiuchi says if you want to understand how something works, build it. He’s starting with the brain.
Timothy Horiuchi: It’s not just to build an engineering system that can fly like a bat. It’s really more about testing the ideas that are coming out of neuroscience in a real robotic system.
Randy Atkins: The findings could lead to uses for people, ranging from the handicapped to the military. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.