A Cheetah-Inspired Robo-Beast And A Headless Terminator

A Cheetah-Inspired Robo-Beast And A Headless Terminator

Remember Boston Dynamics, the company responsible for the oh-so-creepy BigDog robot? Well they’re still at it, except now they’re working on a cheetah-like robot (called Cheetah) that can chase us down like prey, and a humanoid, bipedal robot that looks like the Terminator crossed with the Headless Horseman.

According to Wired’s Danger Room blog, Cheetah will run “faster than the fastest human”, thanks to a flexible spine, articulated head and (possible) tail. It will also be agile enough to zig-zag and “stop on a dime.” Boston dynamics sees Cheetah being used by militaries in field situations, as well as in emergency response scenarios.

Danger Room