Cheetah, a robot with superhuman and super-robotic speeds will hit the grounds somewhere by next year. I say hit the grounds because the bot is tethered to a treadmill as of now. Boston Dynamics, the makers behind it, plans to introduce Cheetah into varied types of terrain by next year and by then it’ll be called as Wildcat.
At the moment, the machine easily crosses the threshold of 28.3 miles-per-hour, where Bolt’s timings come near to 27.78 miles-per-hour. In order to increase the bots’ pace the makers have decided to give an extra push to its power source by tweaking the algos responsible for managing the movements of Cheetah’s leg. Touching a limit of 70 miles-per-hour is the aim they are looking at.
Yet, Bolt is still the ‘super athlete’ as he can face the wind resistance, which am sure Cheetah cannot. Story would be completely different once the speedy machine hits the terrain and starts running all by its mechanics.
There’s a possibility of Bolt going up against the machine as Kasparov did in 1997, let’s wait & watch.