A new robo-Cheetah is all set to help humans in relief operations during natural calamities as it can run faster, jump and cross hurdles to achieve its set goal.
Taking inspiration from the fastest land animal ‘Cheetah’, the MIT researchers have developed a new robot sharing same name which they say is the fastest robot ever invented.
The fastest land animal ‘cheetah’ can run as fast as 60 miles per hour but its inspired version can manage to run 10 miles per hour during an obstacle course. However, the developers are hopeful of increasing the pace as much as 30 miles per hour, saying there is always scope for improvement.
According to the developers, the 70-pound robot only shares similar quality of fast runner and by no means looks like a cheetah.
Apart from being a fast runner, another best thing about the big-cat-inspired robot is that it can run free without any support. Researchers contribute the bunch of serious upgrades to remarkably improve its skills.
The MIT developers released a demonstration video that showed the robo-cheetah running on its own across a grass lawn just like the animal cheetah, bounding in a peppy manner to demonstrate its new jumping skills while navigating the terrain of the lawn. Researchers said that the fastest robot can run continuously for two hours without taking any break.
According to the developers, the efficiency of the robo-cheetah is increased by the custom-made electric motors that allow it to propel forward and upward while keeping up a light weight.
The MIT researchers are confident that their creation can serve the mankind in best possible way. Its running skills without getting tired hold numerous benefits for the humans at the time of crisis.