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Pat Morita, best known for his role as Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid, departed this world nearly a decade ago, but his martial arts lessons live on. Not just by humans, either -- IHMC's Atlas robot has mastered the balancing part of the infamous crane kick that allowed Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) to take home the trophy in the All-Valley Karate Tournament. Atlas isn't yet able to pull off the full move, which involves a jump kick, but it can balance on one leg atop a column of cinder blocks while moving its arms up and down. That's impressive, and let's keep in mind that Atlas weighs 150 kilograms (over 330 pounds) and lacks intricate muscle fibers, whereas LaRusso weighed a mere 121 pounds... Read more...