Running robots are nothing new, but here’s a new one that thieves won’t be able to out run. This raptor-inspired bot has two powerful legs that can propel it to speeds of 28.5mph (46km/h), which believe it or not, is just fast enough to beat Usain Bolt in a race. It Twas created by a team of engineers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist) and has a mechanism that mimics a tail, as well as its two nimble legs. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to The Daily Mail, “The Raptor has a tail, which while dissimilar to the dinosaur’s, helps it keep its body more stable while it jumps over obstacles, Jongwon Park, a PhD student at Kaist, Korea said. This capability was tested by the researchers throwing obstacles onto the treadmill for the robot to negotiate.