Robot horses and robot cheetahs

The robot horse and cheetah are designed and built by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA. The cheetah is tethered and has an external battery pack. However, a mobile version will be testing next year.

The horse can carry 400 lbs and follow a leader on uneven terrain for twenty miles without refueling. The tethered cheetah is faster than any human at over 27 mph.

Maybe Robocop isn’t a fantasy after all.