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Birds can mistake some caterpillars for snakes; can robots help? 

Researchers observe a defense mechanism for caterpillars can attract unwanted attention December 17, 2018  For Immediate Release   Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz    When a caterpillar disguises itself as a snake to ward off potential predators, it should probably expect to be treated like one.  This is exactly what happened in Costa Rica earlier this year, when researchers witnessed a hummingbird defending its nest from what…

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Birds can mistake some caterpillars for snakes; can robots help? 

Researchers observe a defense mechanism for caterpillars can attract unwanted attention December 17, 2018  For Immediate Release   Contact: Zoe Gentes, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@setnegz    When a caterpillar disguises itself as a snake to ward off potential predators, it should probably expect to be treated like one.  This is exactly what happened in Costa Rica earlier this year, when researchers witnessed a hummingbird defending its nest from what…

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