Cassie Sets World Record for 100M Run

They’re getting faster.

Cassie, out of Oregon State, just acheived the Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meter dash. Being bipedal adds an uncanny valley effect to this bot that is a little unsettling.

Cassie, the robot, clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds at the Whyte Track and Field Center, starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls. This incredible achievement was accomplished through robot learning and almost a year of simulation, condensed down to a matter of weeks.

Cassie was invented at the Oregon State University College of Engineering and produced by Agility Robotics. Through this work Cassie has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.

See more on YouTube and from Oregon State at Bipedal robot developed at Oregon State achieves Guinness World Record in 100 meters


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