Korea's Dinosaur Robot Outruns Usain Bolt

May 30, 2014 3:17 PM

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Korea's Dinosaur Robot Outruns Usain Bolt

Scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have built a fast-running biped robot that can reach a top speed of 46 km/hour (28.6mph) on a treadmill.

Inspired by the velociraptor – the predatory dinosaur which lived 75 million years ago, and was made infamous by Jurassic Park – the scientists decided to build a sprinting robot with two legs and a mechanism that works as a tail.

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