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Swiss Robotics Engineers Create a Better Robot -- Based on a Cat

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 877 days ago -
Meet the Cheetah-cub -- a running bot whose anatomy and actions are like a cat. Researchers hope to develop it for search and rescue missions.

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Kit B. (276)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:48 am

I suppose it will be good for exploring other planets, but I would prefer the cat over the bot.

pam w. (138)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:28 am
COOL! Millions of years of evolution can't be wrong!

. (0)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:29 am

Dave C. (237)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:03 am
both our cats prefer the real thing!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:03 am
Cats rule!

Connie O. (48)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:03 am
cool....I can think of several good uses for this robot.

Carol H. (229)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 2:18 pm
interesting!! thanks Cher

Sandi C. (230)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:41 pm
noted, I'd rather have the cat.

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:15 pm
I prefer a real cat. Thanks.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:51 pm
I prefer real cats.

Christeen Anderson (656)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:32 pm
Real is always better. Thank you.

GGmaSheila D. (179)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:26 pm
Gotta admit it has possibilities. Bring it back when it can jump from the roof of a first story house and twist to not fall and break anything. When it can do that, and cuddle and purr, I might consider having it for a pet - no litterbox to change.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:54 am
Real is always better for a pet, a friend. Real is not better when you are sending it into danger. I see this as potentially saving kitteh lives by taking the danger and destruction so real cats won't have to. Of course that is way down the road.

Cher C. (1462)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:59 am

I really don't understand some of these comments. This article is NOT about what's better or anything like that. of course we would pick real cats!!!! geeeez

this article is about technology that will assist in helping in search and rescue missions etc.

the only thing it has to do with actual cats is it was inspired after cats and their movement.

from the article.....

O Cat, Most Puissant and Awesome of All Animals, was designed as a first step for research toward the production of larger four-legged bots, which the researchers hope will be used for search and rescue or exploration in uneven terrain.



Winn Adams (218)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:21 am
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