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    Pneupard Is The World’s Noisiest, Least Intimidating Air-Powered Robotic Leopard [Video]

    If you want to build a better robot, it makes sense to start with an animal -- after all, nature was been building creatures way longer than we've been at it, so why not start with something that's already proven to be a reliable design? Cue Pneupard, a robotic leopard being designed by the robotics team at Osaka University and driven by compressed air. The design is still a prototype right now -- you can see it limping along in the video below -- but it does sport some pretty impressive artificial muscles, while the compressed air that drives it is a big step forward for a new way of powering the next generation of robots.

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