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Month: January 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

Robots Evolve More Natural Ways of Walking


Robots that look like oversized hockey pucks, dune buggies or refrigerators may be practical for cleaning floors, exploring Mars or dispensing beer, but it’s the walking robots that capture our imagination.

The trick is making them use their legs to walk efficiently, not like stiff-legged metal monsters out of a 1950s B movie.… Read the rest

For 3-D Video, the Near Future is D.I.Y.

          

If you don’t like the options for 3-D content, go out and make some of your own.

That’ll be an increasingly practical option in 2011, thanks to a handful of new 3-D consumer cameras and camcorders.

Previously, you had to be a pretty serious stereophotography enthusiast to make 3-D images or video.… Read the rest

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