U. of Michigan Expert Puts Bird-like Robot Through Its Paces 1 234 567

U. of Michigan Expert Puts Bird-like Robot Through Its Paces

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A rare bird has landed at the University of Michigan: a two-legged robot named "Cassie'' that researchers hope could be the forerunner of a machine that one day will aid search-and-rescue efforts.Cassie — whose name is derived from the cassowary, a flightless bird similar to an ostrich — stands upright on legs with backward-facing knees. The biped that weighs about 66 pounds (29.94 kilograms) may not have feathers or a head, but she is attached to a short torso that...

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