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[Tom's Guide] DARPA Cheetah-Bot Sets Robot Landspeed Record at 18 MPH

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The United States Department of Defense's DARPA doesn't play games when it comes to futuristic robots. With the goal of maintaining technological superiority in military research, it's no wonder why DARPA begins to seem more and more like Skynet every day. Its latest humankind-threatening development is its terrifyingly fast robot cheetah.

This is awesome so I just had to share.

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Watch the terminator video after this one too. Amazing
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That thing is pretty awesome, I might just have to add this to my watch list.
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I'm pretty sure I saw this in the news section here awhile ago. Need to go find that thread...
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That's a bit terrifying, getting chased by this would be decidedly unpleasant. Half an hour at 18mph? Damn. I can run pretty quickly, and go for over a day, but this thing'd be able to chase any person down. Remind me not to get on the bad side of DARPA...
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Why would I run from this thing though, a swift kick would disable it like a turtle on it's back.
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Why would I run from this thing though, a swift kick would disable it like a turtle on it's back.
It'll have lasers coming out of its eyes, so you're dead regardless.
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Why would I run from this thing though, a swift kick would disable it like a turtle on it's back.
It'll have lasers coming out of its eyes, so you're dead regardless.

Well in that case, maybe I should get on DARPA's good side.
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18 MPH is the speed record? Maybe I should go build a robot with wheels and get some publicity.
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18 MPH is the speed record? Maybe I should go build a robot with wheels and get some publicity.

18mph land speed record for a legged robot of any sort.
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Why would I run from this thing though, a swift kick would disable it like a turtle on it's back.

Note: It has the same stability mechanics as big dog. a swift kick will just buy you time while hurting your toe. They wouldn't field it without an outer covering, so no hopes of hurting the internals.




This mighta been posted in an earlier news post...but can't seem to find it after a quick search. I personally have posted it before but it wasn't a news thread, it was a thread talking about creepy robots. I think some article about humanoid japanese robots being creepy.
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