Gallery: Swiss Scientists Create “Cheetah-Cub” Robot that Moves Like a ...

 

Since the time of the ancient Egyptians all the way up to modern Internet memes, human beings have long been fascinated with cats. Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switerland have looked to the feline form for reasons other than companionship and cuddles, though. They have designed a “cheetah-cub” robot that is roughly size of a house cat and can move quickly over uneven surfaces. Lightweight, agile, and fast, the catbot is able to run a full seven times its own body length in a second.

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