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Boston dynamics unveiled the “WildCat”; their latest robotic creation. The aptly named robot a can gallop at 16 mph untethered and can maneuver much like its predecessors “BigDog” and “AlphaDog”. You can see its impressive performance in the video below. Did you notice how the operators quickly run from the […]

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We covered previously the announcement of the 2013 DARPA Robotic Challenge. Today, DARPA released two very interesting videos: one presenting Atlas, the official humanoid platform for the challenge developed by Boston Dynamics, and another introducing the other contestants in the challenge (Chimp, HUBO, Robosimian, Valkyrie, SCHAFT, and THOR). Without further ado, meet […]

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As we reported before, DARPA issued its latest challenge where they will require a humanoid robot to complete a series of tasks (worthy of an action movie) which include driving a car, breaking down a wall, and using tools – all with the goal of “saving the day” during a mock industrial accident. […]

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Boston Dynamics’ “Cheetah” robot just broke its own speed record. This in and of  itself is quite an achievement, considering it was already the fastest legged robot in existence, but it also broke Usain Bolt’s record (100m and 200m sprinting world champion)! The cheetah robot was able to achieve 45.5 km/hr, smashing […]

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