Quadruped “cheetah robot” runs 29 mph on a treadmill
Researchers at Boston Dynamics push their speedy, 4-legged robotic creation past its limit in this demo. The machine keeps up with the accelerating treadmill until just under 30 miles an hour…
Now, I’m no scientist, but I have a suggestion that will make this invention twice as impressive and set it far beyond the abilities of any living organism: When they add the head, they should put it on the right end of the body (from the perspective of this video). That way, they’ll not only have a robot that runs 30 miles an hour — they’ll have a robot that runs 30 miles an hour backward.
(via Boing Boing)