Just because its robotic awesomeness! (And quite a feat of auto-correction in terms of balance).
Technology at its cutest — The Bipedal Cycling Robot
In 2011, robot creator Masahiko Yamaguchi demonstrated a robot which can balance, steer and correct itself while riding a fixed-gear bike.
Full video with more information here.
It’s been a year
A year since Aaron …
… why forget when we can remember?
One year later, web legends like Tim Berners-Lee honor Aaron Swartz: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/01/aaron-swartz-documentary-clip/
The documentary: http://aaronswartzthedocumentary.com/
A DARPA Challenge update:
After two days of competition, Tokyo’s team SCHAFT has won the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Miami. With 27 out of a possible 32 points in eight challenges, SCHAFT pulled out a decisive victory. IHMC Robotics (20 points), Tartan Rescue (18 points), MIT (16 points) and Robosimian (14 points) round out the top five. We can’t wait for the final competition to come in 2014. (via Gizmodo)