Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 The Crazy Robot Edition\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, October 14th, 2016.\u00a0We look at 5 kinds of incredible robots that exist today.Kengoro the Robot That SweatsAt the IEEE\/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)\u00a0this week, Japanese researchers presented a novel idea of how to cool humanoid robots in a much more efficient way: Design them to be able to sweat water straight out of their bones.Read more at IEEE SpectrumUntethered One-Legged Hopping in 3D Using Linear Elastic Actuator in Parallel (LEAP)Current and previous single-legged hopping robots are energetically tethered and lack portability. Here, we present the design and control of an untethered, energetically autonomous single-legged hopping robot. The thrust-producing mechanism of the robot\u2019s leg is an actuated prismatic joint, called a linear elastic actuator in parallel (LEAP). The LEAP mechanism comprises a voice coil actuator in parallel with two compression springs, which gives our robot passive compliance. An actuated gimbal hip joint is realized by two standard servomotors. To control the robot, we adapt Raibert\u2019s hopping controller, and find we can maintain balance roughly in-place for up to approx. 7 seconds (19 hops) while continuously hopping.See more at DisneyResearchHubCharlie Rose Interviews a Robothttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=8a9Xm3cp0-ETaking control of a robot avatarTest Driving a Giant Fighting Robot***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.