Thursday, 22 May 2014

This is the world's fastest robot on legs




This is the world's fastest robot on legs, and it needs you. OutRunner is a six-legged machine built by Florida-based Robotics Unlimited that can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour on a treadmill and 25 miles per hour outdoors. That beats previous records, by a lot: the legged robotics experts at Boston Dynamics have only gotten 16 miles an hour outdoors and 28.3 miles an hour on a treadmill.
The team behind Robotics Unlimited is raising $150,000 on Kickstarter in order to produce the OutRunner for sale. It's raised $43,019 as of this writing with 16 days to go. If they hit their goal, the creators say they want to host a global robot race in which anyone can enter.
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