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But Will It Bite My Toes?: Robot Built To Run Like A Cat

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This is the robot designed by the humanity hating folks over at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory. It was built to run like a cat, but just a little one, unlike DARPA's Cheetah inspired death machine. *cue Meow Mix commercial*

The purpose of the platform is to encourage research in biomechanics; its particularity is the design of its legs, which make it very fast and stable. Robots developed from this concept could eventually be used in search and rescue missions or for exploration.

Listen: I'm going to let you all in on a little secret. Anytime somebody tells you they're developing some sort of robot technology for search and rescue, they really mean seek and destroy. That's just a fact. Now the real question is if they'll always land on their feet. *tosses robot, watches fall and shatter into pieces* That's a no.

Hit the jump for a video.

Thanks to TheAmberAmazon, Randolph T and fat piggie, who all expressed interest in having robot kittens and that scares me.

There are Comments.
  • Looks like a "Dave"

    Instead of fur balls it coughs up steel wool.

  • jpiteira

    why not put a taxidermy cat pelt on it like that cat quadrocopter thingy?

  • elpolloloco

    Can this thing jump over a 2meters tall obstacle ? By obstacle i mean my penis.

  • Fred Willerbun

    Dude in video has Ninja shoes on @ :42. He is a Ninja!

  • Whoa!

  • Closet Nerd

    So its a robot that doesn't come when you call it?

  • sounds like a cat to me.

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