Today’s robots so far is very far from the complex humanoid machines of science fiction who wrote the mid-twentieth century. They are, for the most part, are able to do only one single function. For example, to run. That’s the fastest robot in the world on behalf of the Cheetah and we describe in this article!
U.S. Agency for Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) is already known to our readers with a host of initiatives in terms of land reclamation, water and air. As an example, recall the idea to launch satellites from aircraft , developed by the organization. From the latest innovations from DARPA robot running around can be identified by name Cheetah. Moreover, he not only knows how to move around the earth (and, it is run, not walk), but does it faster than all other robots on the planet. Despite the name of the monkey, Cheetah (Chita) is most similar to the cheetah. After all of this animal from the developers took the DARPA robot race mechanics and the structure of mobile spine. In the future they promise, and also create the right look.
At this point, the robot Cheetah can run at speeds of nearly 50 kilometers per hour. In the future it is planned to increase this figure to 110 km / h True, Cheetah runs so far only on a treadmill, supported by special ropes, so as not to stray from the path or not decrease. But by the end of this year’s Robotics DARPA plans to refine its technology to release the “cheetah” in the open space, to let him run around without assistance.