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Old 10-04-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
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The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

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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.



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Old 10-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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First I was freaked out by it, but then I felt bad for it when it fell on it's "face".
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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Not freaky. It prancing in the beginning was kind of cute and dog-like.

I want one. I'll ride this fker to work. What's it's MPG? Screw a motorcycle.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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First I was freaked out by it, but then I felt bad for it when it fell on it's "face".
It didn't seem very cheetah-like to me. It reminded me of a warthog, actually.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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First I was freaked out by it, but then I felt bad for it when it fell on it's "face".
I felt the same way
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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It didn't seem very cheetah-like to me. It reminded me of a warthog, actually.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:53 AM   #8
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anyway, it is pretty cool. I can envision practical applications.
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Drug smugglers really need to hire these engineers. Dress it up in a buck or moose uniform (depending on which border you are crossing) and smuggle away. The noise might be an issue, but Im sure they can be smart enough to make it a hybrid or electric only.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
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Drug smugglers really need to hire these engineers. Dress it up in a buck or moose uniform (depending on which border you are crossing) and smuggle away. The noise might be an issue, but Im sure they can be smart enough to make it a hybrid or electric only.
Which one lives on the Mexican border?
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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Needs NOS. The big bottle. No, two of them.


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Which one lives on the Mexican border?
Obviously, the moose costume would be for the infamous Maple Syrup cartels coming from Canada.


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Which one lives on the Mexican border?
I didn't mean it to be taken literally (Im no hunter) but I did think deer were around the sourthern states/border.
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With the amount of technology we have I'm actually surprised it's not better.
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Looks way weaker than the mars/moon rover and seems to lack control
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If this robot gets a hold of a gun, we're all fvcked. Ban guns and robots. If Obama's robot had a biker gang, it would look like Navy Yard.
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