Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Darpa and Pentagon's 'freakily fast' robo-cheetah

Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) orders up a fast beast: The cheetah. Built by robotics firm Boston Dynamics, robo-cheetah just set a new speed record for multi-legged robots, clocking in at 18 miles per hour. (Watch a video below.) The machine's cat-like spine actually flexes and extends...

Robo-cheetah is "freakily fast," says Katie Drummond atWired. Consider human world-record holder Usain Bolt, "who clocked an amazing 28 mph during the 100-meter sprint in 2009


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