The 'Darpa Cheetah Robot' set a new speed record for legged robots by galloping at speeds of 18mph.

The old world record was 13mph set in 1989, but through a series of new developments you can expect the speed record to be broken again fairly soon.

So what does this mean for you and I?

One thing:  When the robots decide to rise against us, they will have a Cheetah looking robot to catch us!

For once, I wish someone would create a robot to do something that wont eventually lead to being smarter and faster than us.  Can't someone come up with a dunce robot, that will be able to talk it's robot friends out of attacking us someday?

I think that would be a good idea!

'Cheetah Robot' Reaches Record Speeds