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Pentagon's Super-Fast Robots


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#1    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

http://gizmodo.com/t...irel-1441049929

Last year, DARPA unveiled Cheetah: a robot that could run faster than Usain Bolt. Now, the same team has managed to create a version that doesn't need a power cord, making the electronic beast free to roam wherever it chooses. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:44 AM

seems top heavy and like the legs would be fairly easy to damage.

also, I want to ride one

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:10 AM

View PostBig Bad Voodoo, on 04 October 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

http://gizmodo.com/t...irel-1441049929

Last year, DARPA unveiled Cheetah: a robot that could run faster than Usain Bolt. Now, the same team has managed to create a version that doesn't need a power cord, making the electronic beast free to roam wherever it chooses. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

But the others didnt need a power cord either



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Very cool


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:28 PM

As long as they consider 16 mph as cheetah-like and equate wiildcat-stealth to chain-saw noise, I am not too concerned.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

kind of looks like something from star wars


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

That is so creepy. :mellow:


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:26 PM

mummy :cry:


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:46 PM

Great concept demo project TO LEARN from, because look at it's "paws" They are so small and I'm sure the robot is so heavy, that I could imagine it getting stuck in mushy ground, mud or beach sand.

I'm not being critical as I know this is just a concept demo, just pointing-out what to me is the obvious.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

Is it just me or does it look like it's wearing running shoes?


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

View PostSundew, on 05 October 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

Is it just me or does it look like it's wearing running shoes?

It is just you :innocent:


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:02 PM

View PostSundew, on 05 October 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

Is it just me or does it look like it's wearing running shoes?

what type Nike or Adidas :rofl:


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

the sounds really ruins it, glad they showed muted footage lol


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:40 AM

Cool/Creepy....  also glad it's noisy and glad it wasn't designed with a pokey stick in the front.  Pranks would run afoul.

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

It looks like its running backwards which makes it look creepy





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