“Runbot” is a two-legged robot developed by researchers from Germany and Scotland — claimed to be the fastest for its size, with a 3.5 leg-lengths per second stride. It measures 30 cm high and has sensors that detect when a foot touches the ground or lunges forward. The robot’s walk cycle is controlled by neuron mimicking software. Video clip after the jump.
From the article: “This beats the previous record holder – MIT’s “Spring Flamingo” – which is four times as tall but manages just 1.4 leg-lengths per second.”