Today was presented a new robot movement speed which is virtually identical to the speed record set by the robot Cheetah “Cheetah” wrote IT News
Today was presented a new robot movement speed which is virtually identical to the speed record set by the robot Cheetah “Cheetah”. But the design of the new device is completely different from “cat” image of a competitor. Instead, the creators gave him a frightening appearance – like a new breed of dinosaur velosiraptor.
bipedal machine, dubbed Raptor, was created by scientists from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology. Scientists equipped with new robot tail to keep balance like prehistoric reptiles.
At the moment, the prototype is capable of speeds up to 46 km / h, which is only slightly less than the record set the famous mechanical cat, which has a top speed of 47 km / h.
If we compare the Raptor with Cheetah, is the first to use simpler technology. For example, replacement of tendons used in Korean robot conventional spring.
Currently Raptor is able to move only on a level treadmill, as well as it is able to do the first generation of robots Cheetah. But its creators are hoping that in the near future will make the robot more stable and it can run on any surface without support. Once that happens, it will be possible to pull the suit and send Velociraptor Jurassic Park created KAIST.