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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Can gadgets and gene engineering kill swine flu?

It’s official - Japan is in the grip of the swine flu pandemic. Or, at least, its media is, but what about possible ways to tackle the disease?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Scary robot frog mounts, dismounts startled chair

Remember that leppin’, frittin’, jumping robot from Tokyo Uni we saw last week? Well, even if you don’t here’s Mowgli redux, this time on video in glorious YouTube-ovision.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Slam-dunk as Japanese leaping robot grabs big air

Robots are capable of many things these days, but jumping like a frog generally isn’t one of the first that comes to mind, however a machine in development [Subscription link] in Japan is the first bipedal ‘bot capable of doing just that.



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