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The first autonomous, two-legged robot
August 11, 2000 3:02 PM   Subscribe

The first autonomous, two-legged robot with artificial muscles and an energy-consumption lower than that of a human being.. ...and, wait for it, it's Dutch!
posted by prolific (1 comment total)

 
add some cushioning and intricate body parts and you have a autonomous blow-up doll.

it's amazing that the the muscles in the robots solely use carbon dioxide to function. in the long run, the robots could use humans as batteries: they give us piggyback rides and we breath on their necks. of course, there would be a mechanism that would distribute the air from the neck to all of their muscles. in theory. but probably not.
posted by wettheory at 5:36 PM on August 11, 2000


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