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  1. nurbert

    nurbert JF-Expert Member

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    A robot called Cheetah has set a new
    world speed record for legged robots,
    running faster than the fastest human. The headless machine, funded by the
    Pentagon, reached 28.3mph (45.5km/
    h) when tested on a treadmill. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s top
    speed is 27.78mph (44.7km/h). The project is part of efforts to develop
    robots for military use. One robotics
    expert told the BBC that it was
    “unfortunate” the Cheetah was made
    primarily “to kill people”. It has been created by the
    Massachusetts robotics company
    Boston Dynamics and backed by the
    US Defense Advanced Research
    Projects Agency (Darpa). According to Darpa, the aim is to
    “more effectively assist war fighters
    across a greater range of missions”. The Cheetah, which is powered by a
    hydraulic pump, broke its own record
    of 18mph (29km/h), recorded in
    February. “The Cheetah had a slight advantage
    over Bolt as it ran on a treadmill,”
    Darpa said in a statement, “but most of
    the power Cheetah used was to swing
    and lift its legs fast enough, not to
    propel itself forward.” The agency plans to test the robot in
    the field in 2013. USES “It’s going to be used for chasing
    people across the desert, I would
    imagine. I can’t think of many civilian
    applications – maybe for hunting, or
    farming, for rounding up sheep. “But of course if it’s used for combat, it
    would be killing civilians as well as it’s
    not going to be able to discriminate
    between civilians and soldiers

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    nurbert JF-Expert Member

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