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Pentagonís robotic cheetah is the fastest mechanical mammal ever built

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Pentagonís robotic cheetah is the fastest mechanical mammal ever built

Could this be the beginning of the Beast Wars?

Ok, it doesn't transform, but I thought it was interesting.

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Interesting that the stride length and pattern changes as it gets faster, just like a real running animal. I'm curious why they shaped the legs like they did. Obviously they did whatever they had to do to get it to work, but I'm wondering why the shape and joint structure that works in flesh and bone won't work in metal.

I can see this thing being used in warfare to carry bombs into enemy territory. Just send the robo-bunny (cause it looks way more like a rabbit than a cheetah) sprinting across the battle lines with a bomb, wait for it to settle in somewhere important, and BOOM.

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One RPG round to the legs and it's curtains.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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One RPG round to the legs and it's curtains.
Some steel cable or concertina wire would probably be more than enough, since this thing doesn't seem to be able to jump.


It looks like the leg shape is designed to keep the hydraulics simple, its similar to a real animal, provided they don't have feet.

I'm most impressed that this thing can run backwards so easily.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #8
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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