The wheel is a revolutionary invention — as they say — but going back to basics sometimes opens new pathways. Robots that traverse terrain on legs are on the rise, most notably the Boston Dynamics Big Dog series of robots — and [Ghost Robotics]’ Minitaur quadruped aims to keep pace. One of [Ghost Robotics] founders, […]

via Quadruped Robot Can Crawl Under Cars and Jump-Kick-Open Doors — Hackaday

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This Sunday, a throng of New Yorkers and visitors alike will head to midtown to attend one of the city’s most anticipated and inspired celebrations: the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Bedecked and bedazzled, half of the partygoers will mill about in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral wearing beautifully crafted, handmade bonnets that defy the imagination (and gravity […]

via Meet Patricia Fox – Queen of the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival — The Insatiable Traveler