Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air

Speedy, springy robot 'Salto' catches some serious air

Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air One day, lightweight robots like Salto could help search rubble at disaster sites Speedy : This lightweight robot, nicknamed Salto, uses a twisted spring to quickly jump a meter (more than 3 feet) from floor to wall. Someday, researchers say, robots like it could help search through rubble at disaster sites. STEPHEN MCNALLY AND ROXANNE MAKASDJIAN/UC BERKELEY Meet the robot that can do crazy acrobatics. Salto is a lightweight bot that stands on one skinny leg like a flamingo. But unlike a…

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Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster

Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump’s First Foreign Policy Disaster Fifteen years after the United States first scattered the Taliban with high-altitude bombing, the battlefield gains achieved by tens of thousands of U.S. troops are in jeopardy from a resurgent Taliban.  The United States has spent $115 billion on this longest war in its history. The conflict has taken the lives of 1,865 Americans and wounded 20,224 (as of Nov. 16), many with life-shattering injuries. Yet the main goals set forth by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama haven’t been…

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