Sauropod dinosaurs held their necks in high, raised postures
Taylor, Mathew Wedel and myself in which we make a bold and controversial claim: based on data from living animals, we contend that the necks ... of the head-neck movement system of quadrupedal and bipedal mammals. Journal of Anatomy 186, 55-74.
The Fastest Human-Like Robot Has Creepy Knees and a 9-Minute Mile
MABEL is a biped bot, which means she’s probably less stable than a quadruped, but more able to potentially stand in for humans in activities like climbing stairs (and certainly a more useful instance of human biomimicry than some robots we could name).
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 ...
The Scars of Evolution
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, this is a useful reflex: erect hairs trap air to create a layer of insulation, and they also make the ...
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. It was an ambitious project, but it appears the work has paid off. The robot's eerily ...