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Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with the help of engineers from Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston, have jointly developed a robotic exoskeleton called X1.

DARPA Humanoid Robot Atlas Debuts Robotics Challenge
2013-07-12 10:53:46

On Monday, the seven engineering teams advancing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s  Virtual Robotics Challenge got to meet their prize ‘fighter,’ a 6-foot-2-inch robot named ATLAS.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.