New Wildcat Robot

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Boston Dynamics debuts their “Wildcat” robot, the follow up to their cheetah-bot for DARPA.

    Engineering firm Boston Dynamics unveiled a new robot for DARPA intended for search andrescue 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 travelquickly 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.