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The Mighty Eagle—nicknamed after the level-annihilating Angry Birds character—is a robotic tripod that stands a squat 4-feet tall by 8-feet wide, and weighs 700 pounds when fully laden with its supply of 180-proof hydrogen peroxide. It has been developed by researchers from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center working with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). The Mighty Eagle prototype relies on a sophisticated on-board computer to control the vehicle’s thrusters while navigation algorithms process real-time image data to find a suitable parking spot.

[Gizmodo]

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    wherein NASA names a groundbreaking piece of technology after a character in Angry Birds.
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    Is it weird that when it first started up I expected it to play music?
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