Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
The MIT Museum's latest exhibit, Robots and Beyond, explores the world of artificial intelligence, including robots from MIT's AI Lab. Hanging in the case is Hannibal, a small, six-legged robot. Below it is Pebbles, a visually guided obstacle avoidance system built to gather geological samples for the Mars Rover Project.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 8, 2000.