Science Should we design robots to be more like velociraptors?

Adding a long tails to a robot to stabilize its body could lead to far more agile search-and-rescue machines, a new study reveals.    

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Thomas Libby, Evan Chang-Siu and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab & CiBER/UC Berkeley

Meat-eating dinosaurs like Velociraptor may have been quite the acrobats, using their tails to land aerial maneuvers safely, say scientists studying today's leaping lizards.