Cheetahs are scary animals. They are the fastest animals on
land, with an average chase of between 20 and 60 seconds. So what could be
scarier then a cheetah? How about one that never gets tired?
A science team based in Switzerland has designed a robot cheetah
cub. The cut, which can move in a manner similar to a real cheetah, isn’t quite
as fast as its biological counterpart yet. It is also missing one important biological component. The
robot does not have a head. He also has a tail that is too long for its body,
compared to its biological counterpart.
For now don’t expect too much in the way of robots races in
the near future, but it could be used for future for search and rescue
applications, since it is cub sized right now. More information about this bot
can be found in the International Journal of Robotics
Research, which recently published an article about the project.
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