Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
"Scientists have developed three new robots that walk a lot like humans do. The androids, unveiled yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., are extremely efficient, using about the same amount of energy as a person out for a stroll does."
"The inspiration for the robots' novel designs came from simple toys that have been around for centuries." Full Story on Scientific American.com.