All hope lost as Cheetah robot outruns Usain Bolt
Run, don’t walk, if you want to get away from this cheetah robot. If you happen to be non-human, you might stand a chance of surviving.
That’s because Boston Dynamics‘ quadruped has set a new speed record and can now outrun the world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt.
The DARPA-funded cyber-cat, already the fastest legged robot around, can sprint 28.3 mph, better than Bolt’s best 20-meter split of 27.78 mph, the company said, quoting data from the International Association of Athletics Federations. The robot can now run significantly faster than its former top speed of 18 mph because engineers increased its power and refined the leg control algorithms.
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