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This Bird-like Drone Has Wings and Legs, and Jumps to Take off

This Bird-like Drone Has Wings and Legs, and Jumps to Take off
Generally speaking, drones have either vertical takeoff capabilities or they need a runway. However, a South African startup has a better way. Their solution is to add some legs to their drone. The Passerine Sparrow Jumper has fixed wings and legs and feet for takeoff and landing.

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain
Innovation and CES used to go hand in hand, but in recent years, most of the tech on display is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Kudos to Hyundai and its CRADLE division for showing up at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show with a truly innovative and unusual concept that’s well outside of the boundaries of conventional thinking.
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This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride

This Strandbeest Inspired Bike Is a Slow Ride
This is the sort of nightmarish bike H.R. Giger might sell you if he owned a creepy bike store. It’s slow, creepy and inspired by the Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. This thing was built by California art and engineering collective CARV.

These Tables Have the Best Legs

These Tables Have the Best Legs
These tables have amazing legs, even if they are alien colored. These wacky tables were developed by Vick Vanlian, a furniture and interior designer from Lebanon. They’re from the BFF Console Tables line. They are sexy, functional and weird, sort of like the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story.

Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode

Two-Legged Quadcopter Can Perch, Walk & Stalk: Gerwalk Mode
We’ve seen a hexacopter with six legs, but this quadcopter takes after birds instead of spiders. This particular quadcopter is Vishwa Robotics’ test unit. New Scientist reports that the company is developing leg add-ons for “small US air force drones.” The legs will allow drones to perch on branches, wires and other objects in order to survey and conserve energy.

Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs

Varibike: Trains Your Arms as Much as Your Legs
Cycling has always been a good way to exercise, but the Varibike aims to make it even better, by working out a larger number of muscle groups simultaneously. The Varibike was designed as a work-out solution as well as a therapy solution.

Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior

Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior
I don’t know about you, but I hate swimming in the sea. Why should I risk getting eaten by a shark or strangled by an Octopus when I can be safe on land? Now there is another reason to fear the sea.

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot

Robotic Wheelchair Can Use Its Wheels as Legs: Clearly an Autobot
A group of researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan have figured out how to make an off-road wheelchair. They created a robotic wheelchair that can use its wheels as legs, thanks to its four-wheel drive and its two axles.

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of their legs.

Tetris Leggings Attract Geeky Attention to Your Legs

Tetris Leggings Attract Geeky Attention to Your Legs
Tetris is a wonderful retro game that has been recreated throughout the ages. There’s real life Tetris, Tetris Soap, and even Tetris Furniture! These Tetris Leggings are just another manifestation of the love that we geeks have for the first truly addictive puzzle game invented.

Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down

Landcrawler Robot Wobbles but it Won’t Fall Down
This funny lookin’ fella weighs just 27 pounds, has 12 legs, and can carry you around on its back if you let it. The Land Crawler xTreme robot offers its master a ride on top of  its square platform top, provided you don’t weigh more than 175 pounds.

Floppy Drive Protects Itself From Its Natural Enemy

Floppy Drive Protects Itself From Its Natural Enemy
What happens when you spill a full cup of coffee under your old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive? I’d expect it to either damage the mechanism, or at least make a mess you had to wipe off the bottom of the drive.

IPod Nano 6g Sprouts Legs and Walks

IPod Nano 6g Sprouts Legs and Walks
Remember the guy who created those goofy walking iPad and iPhone robots? Well, Terasaki-san is back with a new addition to his i-Family, the iPod nanobot 6G. By building one of his walking contraptions onto the back of his brand new 6G iPod nano, and giving it a face, he’s created the cutest darned anthropomorphized iPod nano ever.

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow

Walking iPad and iPhone Robots Are Completely Ridiculous, but We Love Them Anyhow
Not only do these iPad and iPhone have googley eyes, they have legs! Built by Terasaki-san, the iPad Walking Robot and iPhone Walking Robot are so cute we wanna puke. Check ’em out in all their leggy goodness in the video clip below: Okay, so they don’t really “walk” – it’s more like a wobbly-slide, but it’s still cute-puke-worthy, no?

Weta Legs Let You Act Out Your Creature Fantasies

Weta Legs Let You Act Out Your Creature Fantasies
Created by Weta Workshop, the guys responsible for the props and production design of  Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and District 9, these incredible appendages let you strut around looking like an animal or giant insect.

Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking

Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking
I’ve seen some strange looking cases and stands for media players in my days, but this one is definitely unique among the crowd. Assuming you’re not an arachnophobe, you might enjoy one of these Spiderpodium stands for your media player or phone.
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