A robot that runs like a cat (w/ Video)
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's 4-legged 'cheetah-cub robot' has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast.
New robot 'Cheetah' breaks land-speed record
(PhysOrg.com) -- Up till now researchers at Boston Dynamics have demonstrated four legged robots that appear meant to carry heavy loads as they tromp through and over rough terrain (e.g. Alpha Dog and Petman, LS3). Now it appears they’ve taken a different approach in looking ...
'Cheetah' robot rivals running animals in efficiency (w/ video)
A 70-pound "cheetah" robot designed by MIT researchers may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that the robot—about the size and weight ...
Researchers use gait primitives from real animals to simulate movement in robots (w/ video)
Ostriches run fast because of 'springy' tendons
Study reveals new insight into how Cheetahs catch their prey
A new research study has revealed that the cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, matches and may even anticipate the escape tactics of different prey when hunting, rather than just relying on its speed ...
Eye size determined by maximum running speed in mammals
Maximum running speed is the most important variable influencing mammalian eye size other than body size, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Cheetah robot breaks its own land-speed record, and Bolt's (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—DARPA's Cheetah robot—already the fastest legged robot in history—just broke its own land speed record of 18 miles per hour (mph). In the process, Cheetah also surpassed another very fast ...
Cheetahs found to use spatial avoidance techniques to allow for surviving among lions
Even Usain Bolt can't beat greyhounds, cheetahs... or pronghorn antelope
Even Usain Bolt, currently the fastest man in the world, couldn't outpace greyhounds, cheetahs, or the pronghorn antelope, finds a light-hearted comparison of the extraordinary athleticism of humans and animals in the Veterinary Re ...
Giant Okavango-Zambezi conservation zone launched in Africa
Five southern African countries signed an agreement Thursday to create a giant conservation zone in the Okavango and Zambezi river basins that stretches over an area half the size of France.
How the cheetah got its stripes—a genetic tale
Feral cats in Northern California have enabled researchers to unlock the biological secret behind a rare, striped cheetah found only in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers at the Stanford University ...
Cheetahs in race to survive
The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago.
Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs
New research into cheetah cub survival has refuted the theory that lions are a cub's main predator and that big cats cannot coexist in conservation areas. The study, published in the Journal of Zoology, found ...