Blogging from E-tech, and i just saw one of the most amazing presentations ever by Danny Hills, now CTO of Applied Minds and former VP of R&D at Walt Disney Imagineering. Danny showed some video clips of several robots his team has built that do various forms of walking and crawling (6 legs, 4 legs, 2 legs... even a robotic snake with no legs!) that were super cool. He also showed some mapping software and devices that were absolutely mindblowing -- there was this 3D surface that would display a map and actually CONFORM IN REAL-TIME to the topogrophy.
Did i say wow already? One more time: wow.