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Jumping Robots Mimic Adorable Big-Eyed Primates

A jumping robot — whose design was inspired by small primates known as bush babies — can spring off walls to gain height faster than any previous robot and could one day help rapidly scan urban disaster zones, researchers say. 919 more words

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This Adorable Robot Can Do Parkour Way Better Than You

Meet Salto, a UC Berkeley-designed robotic that, like a parkour professional athlete, can string together successive vertical dives. Its designers want to utilize the robotic in search-and-rescue objectives, where it can dart around rapidly throughout intricate landscapes. 20 more words

This Adorable Robot Can Do Parkour Way Better Than You

Meet Salto, a UC Berkeley-designed robotic that, like a parkour professional athlete, can string together successive vertical dives. Its designers want to utilize the robotic in search-and-rescue objectives, where it can dart around rapidly throughout intricate landscapes. 20 more words

Smart city implementation lessons: Data is everything

A series of business technology executives shared tales of their various smart city projects and the common theme was that data is an enabler and an asset that municipalities are trying to wrangle. 696 more words

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'Westworld' And The American West As Locale For Self-Reconfiguration

It is perhaps unsurprising that Westworld is Westworld; if American mythology is to be staged anywhere, the West is a natural locale. In the original… 517 more words

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BLOG: Floating in Space? Really, Optimus Prime?

So in the first Transformers live action movie, Optimus Prime came to Earth as a comet from space. Then in Age of Extinction 88 more words
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Westworld episode 10 review - 'The Bicameral Mind'

With the final episode in the first season of Westworld (which has been renewed for a second season) we can now fully appreciate how artfully this season has been put together, and the ending makes for a satisfying conclusion, rather than simply leaving us on an annoying cliffhanger, although new major events are obviously just kicking off as the episode ends. 1,890 more words

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