Game Over, Man: WildCat, DARPA's 16-MPH Untethered Running Death Bot

October 4, 2013


Remember Cheetah, DARPA's 28-MPH robot that was confined to running tethered on a treadmill? Well now they've ditched the tether and created WildCat, a 16MPH (read: faster than you) running robot that can run free and as long as its on-board motor will allow. Scared yet? You should be. Now I want you to watch the video, then sign this petition to unfund DARPA. Fun fact: did you know DARPA was unaffected by the government shutdown and is still hard at work building the robots that will enslave and kill us all? Okay so I don't actually know if that's true or not, but would you be surprised? Our government is f***ed up, and I demand reform. Chant with me -- 'We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher!' Man, I suck at protests. Somebody hold my sign, I'm going home. "This says, 'SHOW US YOUR TITS'." Haha, I carried that at Occupy Wall Street too.

Just watch the video. Even the way it stands up at the beginning is scary.

Thanks to tuqueque, 1jaxstate1, Rbucket, Matticus, Andy and pilediver, who all take this sort of threat seriously because they aren't the sheep the government wants them to be. Yes! What are we, wolves? "We are, yes -- you're a goat." Heck yeah, I got those crazy eyes!

  • thatcando

    that's just creepy! they thought about every detail! when the biest arrives at your home - you just hear the pizza delivery approaching and step outside... bam

  • Jason Moreton

    I can see myself shooting something like this in the apocalypse.

  • Namor

    Where's "Killing" ?

  • The world record for a four legged robot is 18 mph (28km/h) set by another version of this robot called Cheetah. And the real cheetahs were really not impressed watching this...

  • Rudolf Rocker

    Get GWB to ride the thing & we have the first horseman of the apocalypse.

    Can we get the video with REM end of the world added in?

  • Mikael Pårrson

    Easy escape - run in circles..

  • Soylent Green Is People

    Yeah, until you get tired. Then what, brainiac?

  • Prometheus

    Run in a straight line then stop and side step, when it falls over just roll it on its back and kick it.

  • Brett R

    @1:18 wth? frontal leg malfunction?

  • HoneyBeeBoo


  • Perfect for stealth missions

  • nice recommendation

  • WhiteEagle2

    Just air drop in a bunch of weed eaters around the target area to mask the sound of the real robot.

  • Andyman7714

    Just great. Now whenever I hear a weed whacker I'm running the other way.

  • This is the kind of footage future generations will see on their "echo" devices as they learn about the fall of mankind due to his own arrogance. These will be the historical documents of our demise!

  • Bertw192

    Beware of naked time travelers!

  • Tevon Foster

    And the first real Zoid has been created!!

  • sandul

    I don't see any plasma cannons...

  • kevin11falcon

    I want one

  • Matticus Morgan

    if only GW could spell my name correctly -.- (it's okay GW, I understand the fear of that thing is probably causing you to watch over your shoulder instead of you keys/screen)- understandable

  • Quick Draw GW

    I just copy and paste, you spelled your own name wrong!

    Name: Matthicus

    Email Address:

  • Quick Draw GW

    I'll change it though

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