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Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots


Brooks HaysFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Robotics engineers often find their inspiration from nature. For six-legged robots, a nature-inspired gait proved an impediment to maximum speed. (UPI Science News) More More

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