Johns Hopkins University

This tiny robot skitters away faster than a cockroach

Don’t blink or you might miss a glimpse of this ridiculously fast-moving robot. This tiny quadruped robot comes from the minds at Johns Hopkins University: It can travel at over 30 body lengths per second.

The robot itself measures 6.5 inches long, so that works out to be over two meters per second. (four and half miles per hour). IEEE Spectrum says if it were scaled up to human size, at that rate it would travel at approximately 122 miles an hour.

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[YouTube via IEEE Spectrum]

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