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Creator Boston Dynamics
Type Quadruped
Released 2013

Cheetah is a robotic quadruped developed by Boston Dynamics. Cheetah is the fastest four-legged robot in the World, having the ability to run at over 29 mph. The Cheetah robot has an articulated back that flexes back and forth on each step, increasing its stride and running speed, much like the animal does. The current version of the Cheetah robot runs on a high-speed treadmill in the laboratory where it is powered by an off-board hydraulic pump and uses a boom-like device to keep it running in the center of the treadmill. The next generation Cheetah robot, WildCat, is designed to operate without any external support. WildCat entered initial testing and was scheduled for outdoor field testing in 2013. Cheetah was funded by DARPA's Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program that can dab