Friday, October 4, 2013

The WildCat is Coming to Get You

Why is the future getting scarier?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Boston Dynamics — the makers of the  Alpha Dog and the loveable Cheetah robot  — is introducing their new creation, the WildCat.

This war machine can turn, back up and run up to 16 miles per hour. Why can't they make a life saving doctor robot with Johnny-Five's personality?

Some humans are capable of running at a greater speed than that. Three recorded human specimens have sustained a speed greater than 16 miles per hour over the distance of an entire mile. If the WildCat were for some reason asked to pursue these humans, it would need to run for a full four or five minutes before it could overtake them.

The internet is calling this a "human hunter" even though it's not outfitted to kill, yet. Why can't we use this for more practical reasons like commuting around town or the Dia De Los Muertos parade? I do have to admit this does look like something you'd see from the new Mad Max movie.

(via gawker)

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