Comment of the Day: Wobbly Robot Edition

Today's Comment of the Day of the comes to us via a crooked path, delivered to us by a blindfolded robot. In response to a post on the difficulty humans have in walking a straight line blindfolded, commenter jshoer shares with us that robots have the same problem: »9/25/13 7:20pm9/25/13 7:20pm

We encounter the same problem in robotic systems… »9/25/13 7:20pm9/25/13 7:20pm

Vampire bats detect blood the same way we detect spicy food

We already know that herbivorous bats can be attracted to certain plants by the sounds of their leaves. But what about the blood-sucking variety? How do they find food? They have to be able to precisely target large veins near the surface of the skin. It turns they use a method that's very similar to the way we taste… »8/05/11 7:07pm8/05/11 7:07pm