Podcast #29: DARPA Robots & Cartilage in Runners

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1. Neuroscience Piece:
Human or Robot? Harder to Tell In Latest Bipedal Robot PETMAN Video

Boston Dynamics is building the bipedal PETMAN (Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

How do we fit into this growing paradigm (bioware) and the bionics paradigm

3.  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408184727.htm

Human or Robot? Harder to Tell In Latest Bipedal Robot PETMAN Video

In their study published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology on April 3, 2013, Roberts and Booth put rats in cages with running wheels and measured how much each rat willingly ran on their wheels during a six-day period. They then bred the top 26 runners with each other and bred the 26 rats that ran the least with each other. They repeated this process through 10 generations and found that the line of running rats chose to run 10 times more than the line of “lazy” rats.

4. Defending Barefoot


5. hunter7979 asked you:

 Hey I have been injured for a long time I was hoping you could give me some insight on how to treat it. Started with ITBS in both knees about two years ago. Somehow my pelvis got thrown out of whack and I ended up with funky gait and scoliosis. I feel like my left leg is shorter, internally rotated and pronating. Supposedly my right leg is actually a tiny bit longer but not enough to make a real difference. Orthotics helped balance out my pelvis but I still walk/run funky. Appreciate it guys
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7.  How does your sport change your gait?
Twitter post we did….The Gait Guys (@TheGaitGuys)
4/4/13 1:18 PM
Doing lots of “in the guard” strategizing in jiujitsu last few weeks. Hip flexors are getting punished & inhibiting Glutes and hip extension.
8. Epidemic of Crocs footwear in the fort Meyers airport! No wonder we have so many gait problems. Would like to get @TheGaitGuys opinion!