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Four short links: 30 June 2017

Jumping Robot, Exactly Once, Pocket Negotiator, and Science-Based Games Salto, the Jumping Robot (IEEE Spectrum) -- two little thrusters are able to control Salto-1P’s yaw and roll: When they’re thrusting in different directions, the robot yaws, and when they both thrust in the same direction, the robot rolls. Combined with the tail, that means Salto-1P (which only ways 98 grams) can stabilize and control itself in three dimensions, even in mid-air, which is what allows it to chain together so many jumps.
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