Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Raptor Robot Can Run 28 MPH and Avoid Obstacles

 |  |  |  |  June 2, 2014


I’d wager what most of us know of the velociraptor is what we learned from Jurassic Park. The Raptor is a smaller dinosaur that is believed to have hunted in packs. Scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a robot that is based on the velociraptor.

raptor

The bot is called the Raptor and it is designed to run on two legs with a tail-like appendage to give it balance. During treadmill tests, the Raptor was able to scoot along at over 28 MPH. That makes it faster than human sprinter Usain Bolt and Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot that tops out at 27 MPH.

Even more impressive, the researchers who developed the robot were able to throw obstacles in Raptor’s path and it was able to step over them and keep going.

[via TechTimes]



Black Sabbath in an Elevator

Black Sabbath in an Elevator

Dango S1 Stealth Wallet

Dango S1 Stealth Wallet

Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Pinball Machine Coffee Table

2023 Toyota Sequoia SUV Revealed and It Looks Really Good

2023 Toyota Sequoia SUV Revealed and It Looks Really Good

Ford Details the Return of the Ranger Splash Pickup

Ford Details the Return of the Ranger Splash Pickup

Ford GT90: The Greatest Supercar That Never Was?

Ford GT90: The Greatest Supercar That Never Was?

Advertisement