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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2012-09-05 17:35
  Subject:   Boston Dynamics cheetah-bot now sprints faster than humans.
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"Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot has just set a new record for legged robots by sprinting at 28.3 mph. This, incidentally, is also faster than Olympic (human) champion Usain Bolt, who set the world record for the 100 meter dash with a speed of 27.8 mph back in 2009. Yes, this means that now there is officially no escape from a robot cheetah on a treadmill. You've been warned."

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/military-robots/boston-dynamics-cheetah-robot-now-faster-than-fastest-human?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrumFullText+%28IEEE+Spectrum+Full+Text%29
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Agent Anderson: hat
  User: agentanderson
  Date: 2012-09-06 05:40 (UTC)
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Now just make it nuclear powered and call it the Rat Thing.
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Ben Cantrick: ronin
  User: mackys
  Date: 2012-09-13 22:41 (UTC)
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I wish!
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C.G.B. Spender: Morley
  User: cgbspender
  Date: 2012-09-07 00:11 (UTC)
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Kinda sorta on a related note. I always wondered what happened to the Olympics in the Ghost in the Shell world. Will artificial, superhuman prosthetics make normal physical feats pointless? Or do 'natural' humans become like a golden cow where their physical feats become revered in a kind of a twisted sideshow act?

I, for one, am a bit unsure of our new rat things overlords...
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Alex Belits: photo-shortest
  User: abelits
  Date: 2012-09-09 06:30 (UTC)
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Robotic hockey with AI-only players? Satellite launch races to a given orbit?
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