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Pack Mule Robot Follows You Around
2012-12-20 19:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When humanity first built a robot to build cars for us, we thought their determined logic and tireless work ethic would help to create a better automobile. Then we asked robots to perform other monotonous tasks for us, glad to be rid of such boring jobs. Now, we´re making robots humanoid, capable of playing soccer and dancing the popular dances of today´s pop music culture. What´s even more frightening, we´re...

DARPA, Boston Dynamics Show Off Robotic Pack Mules
2012-09-11 11:12:43

Watch the Video: DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, two of Boston Dynamics finest 4-legged bots got the chance to strut their stuff in front of some military top brass during a demonstration. These bots are the result of an ongoing effort by DARPA´s Legged Squad Support System (LS3) program which has made it their goal to build “highly mobile, semi-autonomous legged robots” which can not...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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