KAIST Raptor, An Incredibly Fast Bipedal Robot by Dinosaurs

KAIST Raptor, An Incredibly Fast Bipedal Robot by Dinosaurs

KAIST Raptor, An Incredibly Fast Bipedal Robot by Dinosaurs

Raptor is a bipedal robot which was designed and conceived in 2014 by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). It has a top speed of 28.58 miles per hour, making it the second fastest robot after the Cheeath, and the fastest bipedal robot worldwide. Designers at the KAIST took their inspiration from the Velociraptor, a bipedal dinosaur which balances itself with its tail. The robot moves itself with a pair of carbon / epoxy composite blade legs.

It has two under-actuated legs and a tail inspired by velociraptors. The Raptor robot runs at a speed of 46 km/h on a treadmill with off-board power. Tail-assisted pitch control provides stability over high obstacles.

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