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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-17 11:10
  Subject:   Charlie the Unicorn 2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFCSXr6qnv4

"Charlieeee, we're scuba-diving, Charlie!!"
"We're exploring the depths of the ocean blue!"
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-17 12:35
  Subject:   PopSci takes a slightly more in-depth look at Sarcos's XOS.
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Sarcos's next-gen leg can swing freely to reduce the energy cost of walking.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-04/building-real-iron-man

I can't believe they're still stumbling on the power source. I've already got that part nailed. My solution isn't cheap (about $10k), and it ain't quiet, but it will provide more than enough power, it's free of rotational inertia effects, and it's made of parts you can buy today.
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