Boston Dynamics funded by DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program have released videos of their new robot “Cheetah” which can gallop at 18 miles per hour (30 kph)! This sets the land speed record for legged robots.
Notice how the robot flexes its back while running just like living quadrupeds. Compare this with the video below of a living Cheetah…
While still a far cry from the 70 mph top speed of a living Cheetah, this robot lives up to the punch line of that old joke: I don’t have to run faster than the bear, I just have to run faster than you!
Wanna make a robot?
Why not make it as big and scary as possible?
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan has developed some amazing dinosaur robots that can actually walk around and trample small children (and adults!) underfoot!
Who ever said you needed real dinosaurs to bring on all the trouble of Jurassic Park?
Bring it on! WestWorld Prehistoric Style!