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By way of Solarbotics’ twitter feed comes this demo for using programmable spring actuators to create robot legs with built-in stepping reflexes.

A walking robot using programmable springs

For more details on Programmable Spring Actuators

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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