Cheetah robot breaks its own land-speed record

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.

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