DARPA’s Cheetah becomes fastest legged robot


DARPA is quickly becoming the supplier of my nightmares.

As if the monstrous AlphaDog wasn’t intimidating enough, it now has a feline friend, the “Cheetah,” that will certainly have you running for the hills. Chances are you won’t be able to outrun it, though.

Created by Boston Dynamics, Cheetah is allegedly now the fastest legged robot on the planet. DARPA released a video today showing the bot running at various speeds on a laboratory treadmill, ultimately hitting its maximum speed of 18 mph. This breaks the previous land-speed record of 13.1 mph set back in 1989.

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