LittleDog Robot Learns Scary New Tricks

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The last we checked in with LittleDog, the smaller, scrappier version of BigDog and frequent resident of my worst nightmares, we took some solace in the fact that he wasn’t quite as nimble as his predecessor. Now: terrifyingly nimble!  (videos)

 

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3-D Holographic Displays

3-D Holographic Displays

 The holodeck is still a few years off, but this is an interesting step forward

The ICT Graphics Lab at USC has created a low-cost volumetric 3-D display that brings Princess Leia one step closer to begging Obi-Wan for help. The system projects high-speed video onto a rapidly spinning mirror. As the mirror turns, it reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer. (Video)

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