Oregon State Robot Breaks Guinness World Record In 100-Meter Dash
Robot breaks the world record
… In 100-Meter Dash
9/27/2022 3: 56 PM PT
Oregon State University
Mankind is doomed, except for Usain Bolt.
Oregon State University just unleashed the fastest bipedal robot in the world — a machine that is faster than the speed of
light your average mall walker … which just clocked a 100-meter dash with the time of 24. 73 seconds!!
The star robo-athlete is named Cassie … which was invented by the OSU College of Engineering. OSU claims Cassie is blind because it was built with the knees of an ostrich. It has no cameras nor censors.
The school’s Whyte Track and Field Center hosted the big single-entry race. While it may not have outrun the average person, the achievement is remarkable for a robot.
FWIW … Bolt’s 100-meter world record is secure at 9. 58 seconds.
As it turns out, Cassie has another major feat on its resume … after running a 5k in 53 minutes back in 2021.
“Cassie has been a platform for pioneering research in robot learning for locomotion,” project leader Devin Crowley said. “Completing a 5K was all about reliability and endurance. This left open the question: how fast can Cassie run?” The research team decided to shift their focus to speed. “
For the sake of all humans out there … we hope Cassie doesn’t get too fast now.
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