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'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

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December 6, 2013
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A robotic male frog has helped researchers unveil the mysterious nocturnal mating habits of Panama's tungara frog. 'Robo-frog' was recruited to woo potential mates and shed light on the species' romantic rituals. Jim Drury reports.


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