Tuesday, 18 Jun, 2013 Technology

Latest Invention: World's Fastest Cat Robot


A team of Swiss researchers managed to come up with a cute cat-like robot that can run very fast.

In fact the robotic cat is able to reach a speed of 5 feet (1.52 meters) per second, being able to cover 7 body lengths each second.

The upper mentioned figures make the robot the fastest small quadraped robot.

In order to dodge obstacles, the robot can lean. This also helps it cover a rough terrain without much trouble.

It would be interesting to note that the new robot does not have a head - take a look at the video at the end of the story.

Researchers call their latest invention the "cheetah-cub robot". This is because the machine resembles a smaller version of MIT's "Cheetah" robot.

The team hopes to use their robot in search and rescue missions. Recently researchers published information on their invention in the International Journal of Robotics Research.

Check out the cute trot, and some additional data from researcher Alexander Sproewitz, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne:

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