Headless cat robot could be future of search-and-rescue missions

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

The cheetah-cub robot is fast, agile, and on its way to becoming a life-saving machine in times of disaster

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland have created a swift, cat-like robot that could be the prototype for fleet-footed search-and-rescue robots.  With its flexible, lightweight structure, the small robot, called the cheetah-cub robot, mimics feline morphology.

Cheetah-cub robot

The cheetah-cub robot. Image via popsci.com.

Modeled off of the feline leg, each of the robot’s four limbs has three segments in the same proportions as that of a housecat. Even though the robot is headless, that’s not the only thing separating it from the cute and cuddly. Read More