Robot Cheetahs

Boston Dynamics makes some pretty incredible (and scary) robots. They specialize in biomimetic robots, which attempt to mimic the ways animals naturally move. I first heard about them when I was forwarded a video of Big Dog, a robot that was developed to carry heavy loads over rough terrain. Since then, they’ve made many more robots, including an anthropomorphic robot that can jog on a treadmill and perform calisthenics. If you haven’t seen their work before, check out their youtube channel for some truly astounding videos.

Their lastest video really caught my attention. They’ve created a robot whose movement is modeled on a cheetah, and it even has an articulating back. It looks like something straight out of the Terminator movies. I just hope they don’t give it lasers!

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