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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Reagan asked Soviets to help defeat alien invasion

Reagan asked Soviets to help defeat alien invasion

Reagan asked Soviets to help defeat alien invasion Ronald Reagan believed aliens would conquer Earth and stunned Mikhail Gorbachev by asking for Soviet help to defeat the invasion, a new book reveals. GETTY Reagan wanted to believe in UFOs The US president went off script ­during a summit to warn of the threat, to the horror of aides and the bemusement of the Soviet leader. The former B-movie actor became an avid science fiction fan while working in Hollywood. He confessed his favourite story was “the invasion from outer space…

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