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Robot Designed to Run Like a Velociraptor; Korea's 'Raptor' Speed Rivals Usain Bolt's
Headlines and Global News ^ | 05/31/2014 | By John Nassivera |

Posted on 05/31/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have created a new sprinting robot inspired by a velociraptor.

The robot, dubbed the Raptor, runs on two legs, and is capable of running 46 kilometers per hour (kph), or 28 miles per hour (mph), on a treadmill, according to CNET.

Raptor can run faster than Usain Bolt, Olympic sprinter and the fastest known human, who has a recorded top speed of 44.7kph (27.44 mph). The robot is almost as fast as Boston Dynamics' Cheetah, which can run at 47kph (29.3 mph).

Both Raptor and Cheetah are kept steady by an attached beam, which also keeps them from running off the treadmill, Discovery News reported.

While Cheetah runs on four legs and is powered by hydraulic actuators, Raptor weighs 3 kilograms, and its legs are made of lightweight composite material. Another difference between the two robots is that Raptor has a tail to give it balance.

(Excerpt) Read more at hngn.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Science
KEYWORDS: robot; robotics; science; velociraptor

1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats great, what else does it do?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer
What else does it do?

Got to start somewhere. First objective mobility, next enhanced functionality.

3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:23:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SeekAndFind

robovelociraptor....what could possibly go wrong?


4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Mmogamer; All
"Thats great, what else does it do?"

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5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DannyTN

Hehe, I for one, welcome my robot velociraptor overlords.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:44 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great. Only one person on earth is possibly capable of outrunning it.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:01 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

I’m sure that a handful of small ball bearings in it’s path of pursuit would render it on it’s Velociputushi and harmless pretty quick.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:04 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: eartrumpet
Great. Only one person on earth is possibly capable of outrunning it.

And it would be just my luck if attacked by one of these to be walking with Usain Bolt.

9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: SeekAndFind

10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT by fso301
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To: SeekAndFind

“Our new ‘Raptor’ will be used only in dangerous situations where police officers could not survive, such as toxic gas clouds and fires.” — Press release from your State Police ten years from now

“The death of 80-year-old Sara Smith is regrettable. Apparently, our information that a drug dealer was living in this house was incorrect. But let me repeat: the use of the ‘Raptor’ in this situation did not violate any department policies.” — Statement from your State Police SWAT commander ten years plus one month from now


11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:53 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems slow. The only objective test would be to Jurassic Park a real velociraptor and try it out against Usain Bolt.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:00:53 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: SeekAndFind

The White House has a robot designed to throw a baseball like a girl . . .


13 posted on 05/31/2014 8:12:11 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ping


14 posted on 05/31/2014 8:15:25 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: SeekAndFind

THIS is how a running bot should look like. the fluidity of motion is spot on


15 posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:49 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I had a tail, I’d be king of the forest.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 8:48:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Pretty cool. YouTube vid here.
17 posted on 05/31/2014 9:07:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It is connected to a boom. Now the Big Dog, slower but navigates over things, jumps, recovers from slips and the in lab tests use a tether with slack. No this is balance assisting by a boom, taking a huge part of the actual running equation out.

DK


18 posted on 05/31/2014 10:03:49 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Dark Knight

Gen 1. Just wait a few years.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 10:25:27 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

“The robot is almost as fast as ... the cheetah.”

That’s hard to believe. Cheetahs never win.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 11:02:54 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind

Put some motorized wheels on it and it’ll go faster.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 11:36:41 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Mmogamer

“Thats great, what else does it do?”

It will run you down and eat you, lol :)


22 posted on 06/01/2014 4:32:38 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Kirkwood

RE: Put some motorized wheels on it and it’ll go faster.

I don’t think that was the purpose of building the robot. :)


23 posted on 06/01/2014 6:23:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: blackdog

How about a cable stretch across its path? That would be a cool YouTube... a speeding “raptor” taking a dive after tripping on $10 worth of cable strung across its path.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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