Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

The robots are coming!

Students at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering showed off their tech-whiz know-how at an exposition of the top innovation coming out of the institute on April 24.

There was no obvious plan for world domination on display at the exposition, but at least one research team took steps to make their three-dimensional robotic creation more palatable to the top of the earth’s food chain.

“Our puppet was really ugly, so we needed to make it more humanoid,” said Anthony Brill, a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering who had rigged up a robotic, app-controlled marionette puppet to look like Spider-Man.

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