14 May '13, 7pm

MIT Cheetah Robot Runs Fast, and Efficiently

That speed makes it the second fastest legged robot in the world, beaten only by Boston Dynamics' Cheetah (which can run twice as fast) . The MIT Cheetah knocks the Planar Biped, developed at the MIT Leg Lab in 1989, which achieved 21 km/h (13 mph) down to third place. It's worth noting that both the MIT Cheetah and Boston Dynamics' Cheetah are attached to horizontal bars that constrain them along the sagittal plane (preventing roll and yaw movement). So, yeah, you might say that is chee ting, but hopefully we'll see these robots running free sometime in the future.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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