Can you outrun it? DARPA’s WildCat robot gallops at 16 mph

WildCat: Not what you want to see in a parking lot.

(Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

Boston Dynamics seems like a company full of friendly, intelligent folks. One wonders why these good people seem dedicated to creating terrifying robots.

Their latest mechanized hellspawn is WildCat, a military quadruped machine that can chase you at speeds up to 16 mph.

OK, it isn’t chasing people yet. But it seems designed to scare the wits out of us poor meatsacks.

If it weren’t for its noisy go-kart engine, WildCat would be a serious contender for Megatron’s favorite pet.

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Boston Dynamics hasn’t updated its Web site with info on WildCat yet, but it states the following in its YouTube video description of the unholy beast:

“WildCat is a four-legged robot being … [Read more]

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