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DARPA Develops Running Animated Robot Beast

You may think the interests and makeup of America’s current leadership make this an unideal time to develop galloping robots, but the engineers at Boston Dynamics don’t.

The four-legged Wildcat is being developed with funding from DARPA, one of the American government’s premier military technology and advanced weapons agencies. The robot is seen in the video below sprinting at a full 16 miles per hour, which is probably a good deal faster than you can run over any considerable distance. The developers say it can move over all types of terrain. We’ll let your imagination fill in the rest.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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Alexander Reed Kelly
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In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
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