Proving you must crawl before you walk or run, AI Warehouse tasked a group of five AI agents with completing a 100-meter dash. Each was trained using Deep Reinforcement Learning to reward them for correct behaviors and punish them for incorrect ones. Eventually, they get their boxy butts off the line and wobble their way through the course.
Physical comedy is Daniel LaBelle’s specialty, and in this short video, he shows us how a simple change to an everyday activity can result in hilarity. Watch and enjoy as Daniel attempts to sprint in all the wrong footwear. It’s hard enough to walk in swimfins.
We’ve seen Cassie, the Ostrich-shaped robot strut her stuff before. Now the speedy automaton has set a record for the fastest 100-meter dash ever run by a bipedal robot. With a time of 24.73 seconds, she’s no Usain Bolt, but it’s still an impressive achievement for the engineers from Oregon State University.
Jake Laser wishes he could run as fast as Usain Bolt. But he’s never going to achieve that goal without some mechanical assistance. So he got to work figuring out the best way to increase his running speed through a series of experiments with jets, a windsurfing wing, low-friction shoe soles, and lots of practice.
Now that Stranger Things 4 is complete, we were finally starting to get Running Up That Hill out of our heads. But the Kate Bush earworm is back since we heard this version by KestrelTapes in which he played the track on a 30-pound keyboard while actually running up a hill. As far as we know, no deals were made with God.
From buzzing bees to bullies, there are many times in life we need to run away from things. Daniel LaBelle uses his brand of physical comedy to demonstrate some of the ways in which we approach each kind of getaway differently. That Mountain Dew run is the worst.
Guinness World Records introduces us to Zion Clark, a wrestler, athlete, and inspiration to all. Zion was born without legs due to a rare genetic syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped him from running faster than most people who have legs. Zion’s dream is to become a wrestling champ and medal-winning Olympian.
A while back, we met a funny-looking robot known as Cassie. Developed by the OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory and Agility Robotics, the bipedal robot can walk and run ostrich-style. Her human masters have now figured out a way for Cassie to run a 5K on a single charge. The research could lead to improved efficiency for delivery robots.
Dolos are specially-shaped concrete blocks that are used to protect harbors and breakwaters. Parkour athlete Brodie Pawson only sees them as an obstacle to be crossed. We watched in awe as he chased his pal Michael Khedoori across a field of the 80-ton blocks along the Australian coastline without slipping.
This unique indoor fitness rig lets you run without a treadmill. It connects to a door or other secure location and uses an upright elastic pull to enable low-impact aerobic and resistance training exercises. Its padded bar houses electronics that can track your workouts on a mobile app. Save an extra $25 with code MOONRUN25.
The Futurecraft Loop is a prototype running shoe with an upper, outsole and laces made entirely out of recyclable TPU. Paired with adidas‘ Boost midsole, the Futurecraft Loop is also made to be durable and comfortable. Its second generation is slated for general release.
The upcoming FLPSDE water bottle has a dry storage compartment at the bottom where you can keep snacks, keys and other small objects. Its main chamber is vacuum insulated to keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. The inner chamber can be removed for cleaning.
Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.
Inov-8’s G-Series running shoes have rubber outsoles that are infused with graphene, resulting in an unparalleled combination of grip and durability. These shoes are rated for over 1,000mi of use. There’s one for soft and wet ground, one for trails, and one for indoor use.