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Cheetah Tail Inspires Robot Stability System

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February 10, 2014
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As anyone who's ever owned a remote-controlled toy car knows, you can drive them only so fast before they topple over while cornering. But for toys, and more sophisticated driving robots, a young South African inventor has come up with an innovative stabilising technique, modeled on the biomechanics of the cheetah. Rob Muir reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Reuters (May 21, 2013) — The cheetah is not only the world's fastest land animal, it is also one of the most energy efficient, expending only what it needs to survive. It's that efficiency that engineers at MIT are working to emulate in a robotic cheetah, already clocked as the second fast robot ever developed.
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Brave Robotics Reveals New Transforming Robot

Brave Robotics Reveals New Transforming Robot

Newsy (Dec. 4, 2012) — Brave Robotics released its new robot. The robot can turn into a car from a robot in a matter of seconds.
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Cheetah Robot Hits the Ground Running

Cheetah Robot Hits the Ground Running

Reuters (Aug. 19, 2013) — 'Cheetah Cub' is a robot being developed by scientists in Switzerland, to one day assist in search and rescue missions. The machine does not yet have a head, but otherwise looks and runs like a cat, to go into places inaccessible or too dangerous for humans.
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RAW VIDEO: Cheetah Robot Gallops at Record Speed

RAW VIDEO: Cheetah Robot Gallops at Record Speed

AP (Mar. 7, 2012) — Boston Dynamics, a Mass. high-tech company has unveiled a cheetah robot prototype that it says gallops at more than 18 mph, a land speed record for legged robots.
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