Cheetah Robot Sets Speed Record

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A four-legged robot known as the Cheetah lived up to its name on Monday, setting a new land speed record for legged robots by running at 18 mph (29 kph) on a treadmill at a laboratory in Massachusetts, its developer said. The Cheetah, being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is part of a program aimed at achieving theoretical and experimental advances in the science of robotics. The Cheetah broke a land speed record for legged robots that was set in 1989 when a two-legged robot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ran at a speed of just over 13 mph (21 kph), Boston Dynamics said in a statement. Read more at http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/05/usa-robot-cheetah-idUSL2E8E5DM820120305

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