Thankfully, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's headless running robot "Cheetah" still needs to be attached to an off-board hydraulic pump to operate, but at some point, DARPA will continue its technological advances and this bucket of bolts will be running the streets at 18 miles per hour hunting down human prey.
Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at the University of Sheffield said the latest achievement was very impressive.
"With faster than human speed, this is a step in the development of a high speed killer that could negotiate a battlefield quickly to hunt and kill," he said.
People get mad that the government is paying for healthcare, but they don't flinch at the development of free-running death robots? Color me confused.
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