There is already an existing thread about the increadible speed of the Cheetah Robot : Cheetah Bot sets new world record for legged robots
However that thread was about the Cheetah robot breaking the record among st robots for the fastest moving quadrapod robot
This four legged robot beat the old record set in 1989 of 13mph. The cheetah bot as its called manage to read a top speed of 18 mph, and
was developed by Boston Dynamics, with funding from..................DARPA!!
It has now been clocked at 28 mph which is faster than Usain Bolt (hailed to be the fastest human ever) who has a top recorded speed of 38.18 km/h or
This makes it impossible to out run, and even a viable option to chase "suspects" in cities and such, how long before they equip these robots with
armor and weaponry for use abroad and cameras and non lethal weapons for domestic use?
Imagine having one of these chase you, unlimited endurance, connected to a network thus perfect coordination, updated with latest information
(traffic, layout and so fourth), maybe its just me being paranoid, but with DARPA working on Bi pedal robots, Surrogate program and quadrapod robots,
how long until we see a Robot police officer taking a stroll down the street with his robot canine ?
edit on 6/9/12 by WiseThinker because: (no reason given)
I don't think it's impossible to out run. It can't do short fast sprints. Notice how long it took this robot to get up to speed? Once you change
direction, this thing would have to spend a lot of time trying to catch up with you. Humans can stop, change direction and sprint away much faster
than this can.
Give it a few more years of development, and that worry will be solved too.
Also, what we see, could even be a few years behind what they really have going.
I mean having it near human or above it fine (scary, but not going to worry big time), but i don't think you'd hear news of something more advanced
at this stage. You can imagine how much that would freak people out. Small doeses, get us used to it and then bring out the big guns.
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