12:14 GMT10 August 2020
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    A prehistoric four-legged creature that resembles a lizard and lived on Earth over 270 million years ago has been effectively reincarnated: European scientists have developed a walking robot that looks like the extinct animal.

    Scientists from Berlin-based Humboldt University in Germany are behind the stunning innovation. To develop the creature, the researchers relied on the fossils of its tracks and the species' entirely intact skeleton, which was scanned in three dimensions — this helped them create a 3D digital model, which was animated. 

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    fossil, lizard, prehistoric
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