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Description: The same firm that is bringing us intimidatingly real military androids now has a cat-like machine that can run at 16 miles an hour. Meet “WildCat” – The galloping robot animal, and future soldier’s companion.

Source: fast company

Date: October 4, 2013

The interwebs are buzzing thanks to a video of Boston Dynamics’ newest machine, a large four-legged robot called WildCat. Developed with money from DARPA, the cat-like machine is a more production-grade development of an earlier research droid called Cheetah that could run at over 28 miles an hour. Watch Video.

Questions for discussion:

1. Do revelations in technology like this frighten you in any way?

2. If these “WildCats” became publicly available, would you want one?

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