Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Robotic cheetah 'breaks speed record for legged robots'

A headless robot dubbed "Cheetah" has set a new world speed record, according to its owners.
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said the four-legged machine achieved 18mph (29km/h) on a laboratory treadmill.
The agency said the previous land speed record by a legged robot was 13.1mph.

Darpa said that the project was part of efforts to develop robots designed to "more effectively assist war fighters across a greater range of missions".


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