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Meet Cassie, the Usain Bolt of robots

By Pranshu Verma

08 Oct 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Run, Cassie, run! In this article, we discover an array of advancements in the world of robotics and hear from experts where they thing the future will lead us.

On a crisp May day in Oregon, it wasn't an Olympian but a robot called Cassie that broke a Guinness world record for the 100-meter dash.

The robot, which researchers say resembles an "ostrich without a head," started the day with a few stumbles, but ultimately prevailed - running 100 meters in 24.73 seconds, slower than Usain Bolt's record-setting 9.58 seconds, but still a Guinness world record for a bipedal robot, Oregon State University announced last week.

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