Boston Dynamics, the team hired by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build a speedy, agile robot, has just released a new video of its project that shows the machine running faster than the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt.
The robot is called Cheetah and was first developed four years ago as way to chase to down the fastest of human suspects. Five months ago, it set a robot record when it hit speeds of 18 mph. Boston Dynamics made a few alterations in the power and algorithm department and got the robot to reach 28.3 mph, a hair faster than Bolt's best of 27.78 mph.
But that's not enough. The Boston Dynamics team hopes to get Cheetah up to 70 mph.