Of course we are creatures too, but a robot that is the shape of a human is expected to behave like one.

In building an animal there is a design freedom to explore the physical interaction with the environment, because that is what an animal is - life superbly adapted to its environment (well normally, see the tree kangeroo).

It is a remarkable thought that an ant can outperform almost any robot on earth in all the basic requirements of a self-sufficient machine - often ants can move more quickly over rough terrain, they can navigate more reliably, they can perform more complicated tasks and they can survive for longer in an unassisted environment.

But like nature, The Robot Studio started in the sea.