29 May '14, 9pm

Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor

Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor

Researchers have long been interested in fast-running robots with powerful, agile legs. In particular, several groups have focused on bio-inspired designs based on cheetahs . But when a team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) set out to create a new sprinting robot, they didn't look at big cats; instead, they found inspiration in a completely different kind of creature: a velociraptor. The robot, called Raptor, has two nimble legs and a mechanism that mimics a tail. In a recent experiment, it achieved an impressive speed of 46 kilometers per hour on a treadmill. That's faster than the fastest human, the Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, whose top speed has been estimated at 43.92 km/h . And it's almost as fast as the world's fastest legged robot, Cheetah, built by Boston Dynamics , which reached 47 km/h in a trial two years ago, also on a treadmil...

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

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