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Jun 25, 2013
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Add this cat-mimicking bot to your list of dandy bucket of bolts that impresses...and at the same time gives you the shivers. We're sensing a new wave of LOLcat jokes if this becomes popular. Check it out below:

Developed by Biorob, "Cheetah-cub" was developed to encourage more research into biomechanics (the art of replicating how animals move with the power of robotics)not to scare the heck out of us. It's the fastest small quadruped bot under 30kg,  being able to cover almost seven times its length (about one foot) in one second. The secret is in the design of its legs, which emphasizes smooth motion.

According to Biorob, their bot is small, light, and can be assembled using inexpensive and readily available materials so, yeah, you can probably make one if you've got the time and the grey matter to do so. However, they also pointed out that it isn't as agile as its fur-and-blood counterparts. Yet, seeing how things are going in robotics, it might just be a matter of time before they solve that one...

NEXT: What if the Cheetah-cub ate a box of Cherifer?