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MIT Scientists: Robots Will Soon Be Able to Run Like Cheetahs

Scientists have been experimenting with four-legged robots for years, trying to see if they could be used as pack animals for carrying heavy loads over a difficult terrain. But the machine's power requirements limited their potential. That's changed, with a running robot designed by a group of engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology that operates on batteries rather than heavy gasoline-powered engines. Scientists say their robots will soon be able to run like cheetahs....

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