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US Army to build a Cheetah robot that can run faster than humans… let’s hope it doesn’t get a taste for flesh

Posted By admin On February 28, 2011 @ 9:31 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Feb 28, 2011

A new robot that can outrun the fastest man on Earth and a Terminator-type android that will work alongside troops is being developed for the US Army.

The speedy robot – called, unsurprisingly, the Cheetah – is being developed by Boston Dynamics, which brought to the world the $18million BigDog robot used to help soldiers carry equipment over tough terrain.

But despite the multi-million dollar contracts awarded by the Department of Defense, army officials still don’t know exactly what the robots will be used for, according to the company’s boss.

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[5] Foxconn to speed up ‘robot army’ deployment; 20,000 robots already in its factories: http://www.prisonplanet.com/foxconn-to-speed-up-robot-army-deployment-20000-robots-already-in-its-factories.html

[6] ‘Flesh-eating robot’ is actually a vegetarian, say inventors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flesh-eating-robot-is-actually-a-vegetarian-say-inventors.html

[7] Cheetah: Boston Dynamics Running Robot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cheetah-boston-dynamics-running-robot.html

[8] Pentagon Robot Can Run Faster Than Usain Bolt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-robot-can-run-faster-than-usain-bolt.html

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