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Faster Than Us: Meet DARPA’s LS3 & Cheetah Robots

Today, DARPA [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] showed off its latest creation, the Legged Squad Support System or LS3, robotic ‘pack mule’ prototype, 4-legged robots. Outfitted in camo for now, the next evolution of these will probably be covered in skins allowing them to better blend into the wild.

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Noisy Jelly: Sound That Really Wobbles

Noisy Jelly is a prototype made with Arduino and Max/MSP by French design students Raphaël Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard. With the kit, you can create jelly objects with a mixture of water and agar powder. Once they are molded and hardened, the pieces go on a game board which acts as a capacitive sensor via Arduino pins.

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New Cheetah Robot Sets Speed Record For Legged Robots

This video shows a demonstration of the “Cheetah” robot galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour, setting a new land speed record for legged robots. The previous record was 13.1 mph, set in 1989.

The robot’s movements are patterned after those of fast-running animals in nature. The robot increases its stride and running speed by flexing and un-flexing its back on each step, much as an actual cheetah does.

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The Feelscreen Is Coming: Your Next Display Will Have Texture

Your next device will be touching you back, literally. In this video Senseg demos an exciting prototype touch-feedback technology that will be hitting the streets in the next 12-24 months. This development will be bringing a whole new experience level to gaming, apps and beyond with electrostatic technology that creates friction between the screen and finger. Let’s see which company will be the first to hit the store shelves with this.

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