Nuts and bolts robot beats Usain Bolt's fastest speed

  TopCat® 06 Sep 12
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Carried out on a treadmill this robot clocks up 28.3 mph to Bolt's 27.78 mph. The poor, mechanical thing goes out of sync at its maximum speed and has to be lifted off the treadmill. robot speed test

This is the latest published effort in developing a military robot for future warfare. I can think of much better ways of using the funding; for the benefit of humanity for instance. TC.

  Quickbeam 06 Sep 12

Did I miss Usain Bolt in the treadmill event?

  Aitchbee 06 Sep 12

Can this robot negotiate (successfully) 10 x 1 metre hurdles over a distance of 400 metres...I know that I can't.

  Mr Mistoffelees 06 Sep 12

The robot cheated, it's got four legs!

On a serious note, if they can lengthen it's stride, by making it flex like a running cat, how fast might it then go?

  Grey Goo 06 Sep 12

They will need to tie a Tennis Raquet to each leg for Desert use.May not be as speedy then.

  Grey Goo 06 Sep 12

should be racquet

  Aitchbee 06 Sep 12

I hope that drug-robot cheats are dismantled...no questions asked.

  Strawballs 07 Sep 12

The amount of time it took to get to that speed Bolt would have crossed the line and drunk a cup of tea!

  Chegs ®™ 07 Sep 12

Interesting piece of technology,but wasted on military usage.

  Bing.alau 07 Sep 12

The military are already using robots in all sorts of funny areas. I'm sure they are not developing them for fun events like the 100 meter race.

I've read a couple of books recently about the American military and the use of men inside robots. Very far fetched of course but could be on the way.

  Aitchbee 07 Sep 12
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Tanks - 'men inside robots'...have been around for about 100 years.

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