You can run but you can't hide: The creepy MIT cheetah robot can now jump
Q. How do you a train a robot cheetah to jump over the fence to your backyard? A. You hire a bunch of MIT brains to teach it an algorithm before it slaughters them in cold blood and escapes into the cold, dark streets of Boston. Now all this thing has to do is learn how to climb stairs and play fetch once it does away with the family dog, and we are all in trouble.
Forsberg and Tuerck kick things off with a question about fuel allotments during Formula Drift events. Then it’s on to questions about tire sizes on the 370Z, how many pounds of boost the boys typically run, whether Chris uses stock brakes on his Z, what horsepower the Tuerck's missile registered, why Ryan bothers putting side-panels on his missile when he always ends up smashing them up, and how Forsberg managed to do a standing burnout without pulling the rear taillight fuse.
Check in next Tuesday, 6/2 for Episode 6 of Drift Garage.
Skateboarders Garret Spurlock, Richie Amador, and friends skate the Westchester 5-stair in this week's episode of NKA Project. These dudes upped the ante by adding a bike rack at the bottom of the stairs and go for broke. Watch as they drop some solid hammers over this wacky obstacle.
In this new episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee introduces new Signal teamrider John Jackson. Every rider dreams of building a custom snowboard designed exactly to their specifications. John gets exactly that opportunity as we dive into building his Sierra Series pro model at the Huntington Beach Signal factory. John and Dave then head up to California’s Sierra Mountains during a late season snowstorm to test out John’s new custom pro model. What a way to close out another epic winter!
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Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck enter the final homestretch of their builds on this season of Drift Garage. Forsberg moves onto bodywork, wheels, and tires, sharing the importance of a proper alignment on his 370Z. Tuerck is ready for the Dyno and a fresh body kit, but not before adding a custom stout bash bar to his S13.
In between it all Forsberg shares how he keeps his Formula Drift competition car in prime condition year after year. Tuerck’s still got some finishing work at the body shop, but the next stop is definitely the track! Hit Tuerck and Forsberg below with questions and comments on their builds and check back in next Tuesday for their response. All the action of the final episode of Drift Garage at the track releases the following Tuesday, June 2nd.
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We've all heard the advice that when a bear is coming at you you're supposed to stand as tall as you can and roar at it. But how many of us would actually attempt that and not just run while shitting our pants?
Swedish badass Ralph Persson did the former and showed off how well that advice works. While out training a new hunting dog with his wife they encountered this bear and Persson out-roared the animal like the badass he is. Well done Persson, well done.
YouTube user OlegCricket may have just done the craziest parkour run ever caught on video. We're guessing it's somewhere in Dubai (because he's got a bunch of pictures from there on his Facebook). Regardless of where it is though, it's completely terrifying. Be careful not to lose your lunch when watching this.