DARPA, MIT team up to build a sprinting robot ostrich

11/16/2011 | IEEE Spectrum

The agency responsible for developing state-of-the-art technologies for the Defense Department is building a robot ostrich that is capable of running at almost 20 mph and also able to navigate rough terrain. DARPA's two-legged FastRunner robot is being developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Robot Locomotion Group and will stand 4½ feet tall and weigh more than 60 pounds when complete.

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