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Making Legs For Future Robotic Animal Assistants

University of South Florida computer engineer Luther Palmer is working on one of the big problems in robotics—creating legs that can move over all different types of terrain that a machine would find out in the real world. His team at the Biomorphic Robotics Lab is doing intensive computer modeling and taking tips from horses and humans on agile locomotion.

The team’s vision, like many other roboticists, is to imbue the best movement ideas developed through evolution into their machines. Palmer writes on his lab’s website that in the future, “robotic canines will gallop up stairs and over collapsed beams in burning buildings, locating occupants for rescue personnel.”

He also sees a time of robotic horses to carry heavy loads, cockroaches to conduct surreptitious surveillance and gophers to prepare alien worlds for human habitation. 

See the National Science Foundation video  and one for Palmer’s RecoRoach below.

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Virtual Cadavers Offer New Opportunities In Medicine

Computer-generated models are starting to let researchers and students peer into the body without needing a real human stretched out before them.

Virtual dissection tables have been built at places like Stanford and the University of Calgary. Now University of Michigan computer scientists and biologists have taken the technology another step forward, using projectors, joysticks and 3-D equipment to build a floating holographic human that users can dissect, manipulate and put back together as they wish.

Read more and see the video below.

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Txch This Week: Artificial Life Wiggles Into Digital Existence

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by Ysabel Yates

This week on Txchnologist, we learned about advances in transparent electronics that could one day lead to implantable devices that give us real-time status updates on our health. 

We also examined the development of algae biofuels after researchers announced they could create crude oil from the plants in under an hour,  and saw what happens when you unleash YouTube’s Slow Mo guys at GE laboratories.

Now, we’re bringing you the top science, tech and innovation news we’ve been following this week.

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Learn To Code Because Money
If you need more motivation to start learning to code over the holidays than taking a break from extended family time, check out this infographic. Nonprofit education and advocacy group Code.org says there will be a million more computer science jobs than students by 2020. These are some of the highest-paying jobs in the world. 
Check out the full-length infographic here, which also gets into gender and race disparities in computer science as well as chances to improve computer education in schools.[[MORE]]

Learn To Code Because Money

If you need more motivation to start learning to code over the holidays than taking a break from extended family time, check out this infographic. Nonprofit education and advocacy group Code.org says there will be a million more computer science jobs than students by 2020. These are some of the highest-paying jobs in the world. 

Check out the full-length infographic here, which also gets into gender and race disparities in computer science as well as chances to improve computer education in schools.

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