Robot 'Cheetah' Sets Land Speed Record

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•10 Mar 8, 2012

A quadrupedal machine known as the Cheetah set a land-speed record for legged robots, running 18 mph on a treadmill in a U.S. military–funded lab. What do you think?

  • “This is the first step on the road to a glorious future where everyone has a robot to do their exercising for them.”

    Kyle Gonsales –
    Welder Helper

  • “Sure, it performs great in a lab, but can it defuse bombs like a real cheetah?”

    Jerry Rose –
    Kitchen Clerk

  • “If we can make a robot cheetah that runs 18 miles per hour, maybe we could even build a robot polar bear that freezes and breaks below 32 degrees.”

    Hanly Gibbs –
    Bead Builder

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