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Re: Robotic "Velociraptor" invented

Fastrunner is not "bipedal", in my opinion. The "legs" do not oscillate back 
and forth, but instead spin 360 -- it is a wheeled vehicle, albeit one that 
"runs" on it's spokes.

It is very cool to watch on video, though...

On Fri, May 30, 2014 6:05 PM EDT Richard W. Travsky wrote:

>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".
>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 ;)