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Re: Robotic "Velociraptor" invented



On 5/30/2014 3:05 PM, Ben Creisler wrote:
From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

An off-beat news item for a Friday...

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458768,00.asp

The sidebar has another project from 2011 which turns out to be from the
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and is called "FastRunner".

http://www.ihmc.us/groups/fastrunner/
FastRunner is a new bipedal platform inspired from the fastest biped animals, and developed at IHMC. A novel leg design is being developed to enable FastRunner to achieve unprecedented efficiency and speed while being self-stabilizing. The FastRunner project is funded by the DARPA agency through the Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program.

Has a quite different foot structure. Oh, and the illustration shows it
armed ;)