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featherless biped

A humorous and somewhat belittling alternative term for a human being. But he, like most other featherless bipeds, was quick to place his own safety and comfort as his primary concern.
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He was amazed by how clearly this light saber illuminated the pig target for shooting from the biped at 300 yards.
And although Aristotle is less than explicit on this point, we are made to believe that essentially the same solution applies in the case of man, defined as biped animal.
Biped robot walking consists of two stages, namely single support phase in which one foot is in contact and double support phase in which both feet are in contact with the ground.
As one of two sheriff's office canines, Geil (pronounced "Gill") began protecting and serving just over a year ago, and since then has won the affection of his biped co-workers.
The biped creature belonged to the alvarezsauroids, a branch of the "theropod" family of carnivorous dinosaurs.
His passion is biped locomotion; in layman's terms he is obsessed with making robots walk.
SAVVY TRAVELER SAYS Ditch the drive over the pass to wine country and taste as any biped should: on foot.
FBX enables exchange of Maya full-body inverse kinematics (FBIK) character rigs and 3ds Max Biped character rigs with MotionBuilder, import/export of Mudbox data to Maya and 3ds Max scenes, as well as the exchange of 3D data with other Autodesk and certain other third-party applications.
The 'big cheeses' in the world of mini-robots will be arriving at Millennium Point in Digbeth on June 27 for the hi-tech event, which will also feature mini-sumo, drag-racing and biped 'walking robot' challenges.
I felt it would be far more entertaining to have Horton go from a quadruped to a biped," Hayward says.
The TDF's weapons include tanks, power-armored troops, and soldiers bred specifically to pilot its biped weapon platforms.
Biped human locomotion is a phenomenon that progresses in real time, so it's necessary to choose a right method to be concluding in this way.
The next generation of athletic enhancement was reported by researchers at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, where overexpression of the PEPCK-C gene in the skeletal muscle tissue of mice gave subjects the ability to run a stunning 6 km at a speed of 20 m/min on a rodent treadmill, a feat the Bureau of Indications has not been able to accomplish since ninth grade, despite the dual advantages of being a biped and owning an expensive gym membership.
The acronym BIPED represents the five categories: Burden of disease, Investigative, Prognostic, Efficacy of intervention, and Diagnostic (Table 1).