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Troodon Robot Walks On Its Own
Short item in the upcoming Science News. I can't give you the URL as it's
in the area for subscribers. BUT, here's the relevant text:
Week of June 23, 2001; Vol. 159, No. 25
Robosaur roams with spring in its step
For the first time, a two-legged, nonhumanoid robot has walked completely
on its own, says the machine's inventor.
For the past 5 years, Peter Dilworth of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology has been developing Troody-his mobile model of a Troodon, a
small, possibly feathered beast that lived some 70 million years ago.
Soon, says Dilworth, larger, faster, feather-covered versions of the
robosaur will be scurrying around museums and other entertainment venues.
I take this to mean that it walked without any connecting wires etc such
as are shown the MIT page devoted to this
This Christmas' hit gift?