Video: Robots Now Run Faster Than Humans

Scientists have created a robot that can run faster than the fastest human alive. So yeah, a robot takeover is imminent and we’re all screwed.

By Zack Zeigler

Call us paranoid about technological singularity if you want, but now that Korean scientists have developed KAIST Raptor, a biped robot that can outrun Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, the writing is on the wall for the machines to take over. And we’re talking Comic Sans, bold, and in all caps.

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Still, after we cried and reminisced about the good times and downed whisky, we watched the video of the robot legs running again. And it’s actually pretty cool. And if those robotic legs had a body and arms and hands, we’d offer to shake on it. If for nothing else, in hopes that he’d pass the word of our politeness on to his cousins, who would then agree to kill us last …

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