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The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

A taste of the terrifying future of robots

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A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the outdoor runner is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is being developed for military use. With a large (and loud) motor attached, WildCat isn't as fast as its 28mph-plus cousin — it's currently limited to around 16mph on flat terrain. Despite being announced last year, this is the first public demonstration of WildCat, and Boston Dynamics hasn't detailed its plans to further develop the quadruped.



Pepe Lepew
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still can't beat up a pit-bull ....



cool for a robot though


tketaco
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Should use it to do research on Mars. We'll be sending so many damn robots there it'll have it's own civilization like something out of a Sci Fi novel.


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Would be interesting to see how dogs react with that thing coming down the street.

Cover it with fur. Give it a growl. Probably scare the poop out of most of them. And probably most everything else.


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tigerfan in bamaland
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Number 5 is alive.


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Grey Matter
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There is only so much they will be able to do with an internal combustion engine.


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that thing is terrifyingly stupid sounding


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Aux Arc
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Wouldn't it be easier to make a fast robot with wheels?


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If they ever get close to you, just pull a wire out. I'm sure it'll frick something up in the process.


Tbonepatron
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Always reminds me of what a Rat Thing would look like from Snow Crash.


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If they ever get close to you, just pull a wire out. I'm sure it'll frick something up in the process.



Yeah, it'll frick up its compassion circuit and then it'll go into bloodlust mode and kill us all. Good plan.


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Looks like it tore an ACL about halfway through.


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The machines are coming...


jeff5891
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No way that engine meets emission standards


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Spock's Eyebrow
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The world is headed for trouble. The world is headed for grief.


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Pectus
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That is very impressive.


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there is no doubt that my son will want this for Christmas.


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there is no doubt that my son will want this for Christmas.




Play time start would be the same time that it would be ok to mow the lawn in the morning.
This post was edited on 10/4 at 2:38 pm


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.30 steel core frick that thing


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