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Tag: Landing

These Bird-Like Robotic Legs Can Perch And Grasp Things With Its Feet

These Bird-Like Robotic Legs Can Perch And Grasp Things With Its Feet
Inspired by the legs and feet of a peregrine falcon, engineers at Stanford University’s Cutkosky Lab have developed a set of SNAG (“stereotyped nature-inspired aerial grasper”) robotic legs that can perch on different sized branches and grasp objects in a manner similar to the bird of prey.

GoPro Camera Survives 12,500-Foot Fall!

GoPro Camera Survives 12,500-Foot Fall!
I’ve heard of cameras being rugged, but surviving a 12,500-foot drop is quite impressive. A skydiver apparently lost his GoPro camera on the way down and it managed to survive the fall, in fact, well enough to record its owner’s landing a few minutes later.