Friday, March 9, 2012

Reason #150: Two Words - Robot Cheetah

May I present the new fastest robot in the world: Boston Dynamics' Cheetah. Funded by the US military's DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) operation, the Cheetah can run up to 18 miles per hour, beating the crap out of the previous robot land speed record of 13.1 (set in 1989, for Christ's sake!).

Boston Dynamics is the same bunch of psychos who developed the equally-horrifying Big Dog a few years back. Their mastery of high-end robotic balance and movement control was impressive then and is even more so with the Cheetah, but would it kill them to give one of these things a head?

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