Science MIT scientists build stealthy robot 'cheetah' (+video)

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a battery-powered robot bounds across surfaces at up to 10 miles per hour.

By , LiveScience Staff Writer

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Robots are likely not the first thing you think of when you hear the word "speed," but one group of researchers is trying to quell the stereotype of a lumbering robot with a machine built to move more like one of nature's quickest creatures — the cheetah.