So guys, here is a little image: you are on your morning stroll, Eye of a Tiger or something else inspirational buzzing in your headphones. Beautiful weather, sun is shining in your face, everything is great. Suddenly, you hear something strange behind you. It gets louder, faster, and worst of all, closer and closer. You don't bother to look behind you, but something causes you to turn around. You, terrified, realize that this is what was chasing you:
That up there is Boston Dynamic's "Cheetah", a new robot that can run at a speed of over 28.3 miles per hour. Faster than Usain Bolt. Faster than any human alive. Oh, faster than that electric scooter of yours as well, so don't get your hopes up. The robot has an articulated back that flexes back and forth, much like fast animals do. Yes, they are mimicking animals, and they are doing a damn good job at it.
|Except animals look nothing like this. Neither does Cheetah, but|
that's not the point.
|Now for the WildCat|
The new version of the Cheetah, named the WildCat, is designed to perfomred untethered from any support device. Much like any other robot that Boston Dynamics has designed in the past, the
*terminator jokes go here*
Field-testing on an independently upright versiob has already begun last month. I'd wish you sweet dreams, but, you, know, I think I'll just go and take a nap in my incredible skyscraper instead.