CBS - September 6, 2012
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Don’t blink. A robot created by the Department of Defense can now run faster than Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
The Cheetah robot – developed by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency – broke its own land speed record of 18 mph Wednesday by going 28.3 mph in a 20-meter split.
Bolt, who set the world record in the 100 meters with a 9.58 run in 2009, reached a peak speed of 27.78 mph during a 20-meter split in the World Athletics Championship.
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