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Why The Military Wants Robots With Legs (Not To Run Faster Than Usain Bolt)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

Why is the military’s elite research arm so interested in robots with legs? It isn’t speed. Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot, funded by DARPA, made headlines after it broke its own speed record yesterday and became the first robot to run on legs faster than the fastest human, track star Usain Bolt. Cheetah got up to… Keep reading →

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