The above video brings you the new land-speed record of DARPA’s Cheetah robot. Earlier this year, it has been named as World’s Fastest Four-Legged Robot for its 18 mph run on a treadmill. Now, it has outrun Usain Bolt’s World Record of 27.78 mph, and set a new robotic record of 28.3 mph for a 20-meter split.
Cheetah quadruped robot is developed by Boston Dynamics by the funds provided by DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program. The original goal of DARPA is to develop a robot that outruns any human in the world, and it has come true by Cheetah robot’s 28.3 mph run on a treadmill. This 28.3 mph run surpasses the record of Usain Bolt, the Fastest Man on Earth, who set a world human record of 27.78 mph for a 20-meter split in 2009.
This fastest robot is developed for several applications like:
- Humanitarian assistance
- Emergency response
- Military missions
As these applications are engaged on rough terrains, DARPA aims to test a prototype of this robot next year in the natural terrain.