Science Of The Summer Olympics: Sarah Robles And The Mechanics Of Weightlifting

U.S. weightlifter Sarah Robles will rely on an athletic mix of strength, speed and timing to help create explosive power when she competes at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Robotics engineer Brian Zenowich compares Robles' movements to those made by the WAM Arm, one of the world's most advanced robotic arms. "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports" is a 10-part video series produced in partnership with NBC Learn.

Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn

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