October 8, 2013
WildCat Robot Can Cover All Terrains
Engineering firm Boston Dynamics unveiled a new robot for DARPA intended for search and rescue missions. It’s been in the works for a year and now the WildCat robot makes its debut. This four-legged machine is designed to travel quickly over all types of terrain and can reach speeds of 16 mph on flat land. It’s considered the next generation of the Cheetah-bot. Unlike its predecessor, Wildcat his its own power source, which may be why it hasn’t come close to Cheetah-bot’s 28 mph record. Engineers also said the difference in speed might be due to gait or the simple fact that it’s a new robot that requires refinement.
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