This video released by DARPA, the far-out Pentagon’s research agency, shows “Cheetah” breaking the speed record for legged robots. Cheetah is made by Boston Dynamics, the company that developed BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN.
This is what ICRAC’s Noel Sharkey has to say about it on the BBC website:
“With faster than human speed, this is a step in the development of a high speed killer that could negotiate a battlefield quickly to hunt and kill”
The full text of the BBC article can be found here.