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Will we ever be able to talk to animals ?

Will it ever be possible for a human to talk to and have a meaningul conversation with an animal ? Every year great strides are made in understanding …

Athlete, the Running Robot

Japanese researcher Ryuma Niiyama has been working for years on a robot that can run like a human on two legs. The 2010 version of the robot has made great strides (pun intended) compared with earlier prototypes. He calls his robot Athlete. Each leg has seven sets of artificial muscles. The sets, each with one to [...]

Raytheon Sarcos XOS 2 Exoskeleton

Raytheon, a US defense contractor, has made great strides in developing effective exoskeletons. Its new model, the XOS 2, recently went on public display in Salt Lake City. Dave Freeman of CrunchGear was there for the demo: Sarcos has been working with automation for years (including the fountain at the Bellagio), and the XOS2 uses hydraulics [...]