A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they've got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they're forced to explore and interact in a real-world environment, like the robot cheetah that…
What's more fun than watching a cheetah romp around in freshly fallen snow? Watching a cheetah romp around in freshly fallen snow with her best friend WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A DOG. Oh wow, am I seriously tearing up right now?
This is the first ever high-definition, super-slow-motion video footage of sprinting cheetahs, which — I think we can all agree — are basically the reason high-frame-rate video cameras were invented. So stop it. Stop what you're doing and watch this. Because this is more important.
You remember Cheetah, don't you? Back in March, DARPA released video of the robotic quadruped galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. At the time, 18 mph was a new record, outstripping the previous one by just shy of five miles per hour.
Cheetahs can run 60 miles per hour, at top speed. By comparison, greyhounds can only run about half as fast, despite having roughly the same size, weight, shape and running motion as cheetahs. Why are those cats so fast, and why are those dogs so slow?
Two cheetah cubs delivered by emergency cesarean section last month looked healthy and painfully cute last week when they were transported to Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian National Zoo. The pair will spend the summer being hand-raised by zoo staff, being bottle-fed every few hours in an effort to keep them in fine…
18 miles an hour may not seem terribly fast, but that's the new land record for legged machines. This speed was clocked by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) robo-cheetah project, which is investigating technologies that allow machines to traverse terrain in new unique ways. Explains DARPA of…
All apologies to your domesticated furball, who I'm sure strikes adorably schizo poses chasing reflected light around your apartment, but come on. They can't measure up against a freaking lioness versus a freaking laser.
This classic video of a cheetah hunting down gazelles is an edge-of-your-seat, intense story about the power that can be packed into a single tetrapod's body. And it even has an unexpected twist ending.