Day: July 5, 2013

Cats, Predators, and Protection: How to Guard Against Coyotes and Birds of Prey

Whenever I see a “Lost Cat” sign in my Phoenix neighborhood, I assume the worst. Coyotes regularly come in from adjacent reservation and state lands to hunt, and birds of prey soar the skies and perch on street lights looking for food. Cats need protection. I take certain precautions with my two pups, and many …

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Swiss Robotics Engineers Create a Better Robot — Based on a Cat

When you want a robot that can cover a vast range of hilly terrain, quickly and without falling over, what do you emulate? Why, a cat, of course! At least, that’s what researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique F├®d├®rale de Lausanne’s Biorobotics Laboratory found. The new robot, dubbed the Cheetah-cub instead of the more appropriate term …

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