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Fast Company: Wildcat, robotic soldier’s companion that gallops

Another year or two, and we’ll have robots that actually look like cheetahs and rhinos.  These could probably carry heavy loads, emergency gear or test the terrain for bombs.

Developed with money from DARPA, the cat-like machine is a more production-grade development of an earlier research droid called Cheetah that could run at over 28 miles an hour.  WildCat can currently only run at 16 miles an hour, but it’s more rugged and maneuverable than its research predecessor.

Oh, and that amazing Atlas android the company makes–the one that gets inevitably compared to the Terminator? Yup, they’ve updated that machine too. Check out the video – click on the link.

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