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DARPA's Cheetah - fastes legged robot

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by twilyth, Mar 6, 2012.

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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Got a long way to go to catch up with the real deal but very interesting none the less.
     
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    Speed is fine, but can it corner like the real deal? If not it's a basically a sitting duck against projectiles (like bullets).
     
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    It's like a muscle car at the moment. Goes like a rocket but doesn't corner too well :D
     
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    What a waste of money. *edit: especially for military applications.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I could see major applications for this in combat. For example, mount a grenade launcher on it, jump over a wall or three, get behind enemy lines, and blow them to hell. Not much can hit something that small moving at 18 MPH. It has a lot of military applications.
     
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    The main problem still is in power delivery, can it do 20 mph for 1 hour off the umbilical energy supply?
     
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    Looks like nothing more than a glorified proof of concept. It's a good advancement, mechanically, but without a significant untethered power supply, and the ability to balance (in other words, cornering ability) it's just another addition to engineering knowledge.
     

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