Boston Dynamics robot runs faster than Usain Bolt


September 6, 2012 4:42:21 PM PDT
The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, might want to look over his shoulder. Cheetah robot is gaining.

The Cheetah, developed by Boston Dynamics, hit 28.3 miles per hour, a smidge better than Bolt's time in a 20-meter split.

The version of Cheetah seen in a YouTube video that has now gone viral runs on a treadmill with offboard power.

Testing will begin early next year on an outdoor, untethered Cheetah robot.