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This article was published on March 5, 2012

    This creepy robotic cheetah sets new land speed record for robots with legs [video]

    This creepy robotic cheetah sets new land speed record for robots with legs [video]
    Drew Olanoff
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    We love robots at The Next Web, a lot. We’ve told you about robotic seals helping to ease depression, Romo the smartphone robot, and scientists in Europe who think that one day we can become “friends” with robots.

    Today, we bring you the fastest robot with legs on the planet. The “Cheetah” from DARPA, or RoboCheetah as I like to refer to it, recently shattered the land speed record for robots with legs that was set way back in 1989. The previous record was 13.1 MPH and this new RoboCheetah hit a speed of 18 MPH. That’s fast.

    Check this thing out, wouldn’t it be an awesome villain in a horror movie?