Birds' "Crouching" Gait Born in Dinosaur Ancestors
Watch a bird's odd, bent-legged gait and you'll see an evolutionary adaptation born millions of years ago in its dinosaur ancestors while they ... If you look at an ostrich or an emu, you'll see a femur that's almost horizontal and very short."
The Most Amazing Pair Of Robot Legs You’ll See Today
Here’s how the institute describes it: FastRunner is a new bipedal platform inspired from the fastest biped animals, and developed at IHMC ... they mean speed – as in the speed of an ostrich (they even have a team member described as an “ostrich ...
DARPA's CHEETAH smashes legged-robot speed record
It's been a very little over a year since Boston Dynamics was awarded a contract to develop a high-speed robotic quadruped ... CHEETAH has more in common with the cheetah than name alone, taking its cues from the big cat and other fast-running animals ...
Shades of Terminator as PETMAN tests hazmat suit
Having already amazed the world three years earlier with the lifelike balancing capabilities of its quadruped BigDog, this would be the company's first bipedal robot ... be one of the most exciting robot events ever. The PETMAN project, funded by the ...
The Scars of Evolution
Goosebumps. Fitting neatly together with lanugo is the vestigial human trait called the pilomotor reflex. When a person is cold or frightened, tiny muscles at the base of each hair contract, causing body hair to stand on end. In animals with thicker fur ...