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.
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