Terrifying speed-demon robot looks like a dinosaur – and can run faster than a human

The Sun
May 8, 2017

YOU might be worried about robots taking over the world.

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Now scientists have designed a super-speedy robot which proves there will be no escape if machines really do decide to rise up against us.

The ‘bot is called the Planar Elliptical Runner and can motor along at 10 miles per hour, which is faster than the average marathon runner.

However, if it was scaled up to human size the tiny terror could reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour – quicker than the 27.8 mph achieved by Usain Bolt during the 100 metres sprint at the World Championships in 2009.

Boffins at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Florida designed the speedy droid to show how robots could walk and run on two legs – just like humans.

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This article was posted: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:27 am






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