Image: KAIST Mechatronics, Systems, and Control Lab
South Korean scientists have taken tips from the prehistoric Velociraptor dinosaur to build one of the world’s simplest and fastest robots, capable of reaching a speed of 46 kilometers per hour (28.5 mph). Just like the carnivore that roamed the earth 75 million years ago, the ‘Raptor’ robot has two legs and a mechanism that works like a tail. The machine was built by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). More