Meet the fastest robot in the world

March 16, 2015 9:41 AM

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Meet the fastest robot in the world

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has funded a project which promises to become the quickest two-legged robot in the world. Using technology inspired from pogo sticks, the robot could be useful for getting in and out of areas too dangerous for human rescuers.

ATRIAS or Assume The Robot Is A Sphere (name reference) is a bipedal robot created by Dynamic Robotics Laboratory researchers who drew inspiration from birds – arguably the most agile and certainly the quickest bipedal creatures on Earth. Most birds are digitigrade animals, which means that they wal...

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