The End Nears: A New Walking Robot Inspired By Ostriches

June 30, 2017

This is a video demonstration and discussion about Cassie, a new bipedal robot inspired by ostriches. The robot was designed and built by students and faculty at Oregon State University's College of Engineering, with the help of Agility Robotics. In case you couldn't tell, it's super creepy to just see a pair of robotic legs walking around. Could you not have given it the rest of a body? "Some boobs at least." Exactl-- wait, what? Who are you and what are you doing here? "I just--" This is a private party you need to leave. "But--" No buts, Mr. Metaltits Lover, you need to go.

Keep going for the video while I set off some fireworks in the office to get this 4th of July party started.

Thanks to Liam, who agrees the only legged robots that should be legal should have the gait and speed of a turtle. And not Ninja Turtles either.

  • The_Wretched

    It's the mechanical gnome mount.

  • Werewolf Jones

    It's a Gecko from Metal Gear.

  • D3Fd0ck

    Damn thing cant even walk straight, looks drunk. Also cant even turn at all.

  • Forget all of this death-by-robots nonsense. I'm just glad that sense I'll never see a living Chocobo, there is at least now hope that I can have a robotic one within 10-20 years. I'll take it!

  • Douchy McDouche


  • Dao

    Big deal, show me an ostrich that walks like a robot and then I'll be excited.

  • Bosun Higgs


  • That or an AT-ST, maybe AT-DP

  • Tigerh8r

    That thing was totally inspired by an Imperial chicken-walker (ATST)and we all know it!

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