WASHINGTON -- A new four-legged robot that can run 16 mph and maneuver rough terrain may prove useful on the battlefield.
Boston Dynamic's WildCat is a cat-like machine that "could assist in the execution of military operations far more effectively across a far greater range of missions," reports Fast Company.
The robot was developed with money from DARPA, a company that funds research and technology development to enhance the technological abilities of the U.S. military, says DARPA's website.
The WildCat can change gaits while running and dodging through fields and could end up serving as a soldier's companion.
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