Robot 'Cheetah' Sets Land Speed Record

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

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"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