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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 over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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