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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quadruped Robot Finally Runs Faster Than Humans

DARPA's Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition
They're still working on him.  Faster this time, just like they promised.
Old record: 18mph.  Impressive!
Now?  28.3, officially faster than any human has ever ran.  (Usain Bolt @ 27.78mph)
This baby is getting pretty scary.
Damn, I love what DARPA and Boston Dynamics have been doing.





Here's another gem from the squad:
DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities





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