‘Cassie’ sets world record for fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot | USA TODAY


Cassie, developed at Oregon State University, now has a place in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot.

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A two-legged robot just made history. The bipedal droid, who goes by “Cassie” and was created at Oregon State University’s company Agility Robotics, just ran the fastest 100 meters by a bipedal robot to earn an official Guinness World Record, the school announced Tuesday.

While paling in comparison to a Usain Bolt (who holds the human world record at 9.58 seconds), Cassie’s time of 24.73 seconds is impressive considering it’s the first robot to use machine learning to control a running gait on outdoor terrain. The feat was executed on Oregon State’s Whyte Track and Field Center.

Cassie started the run in a standing position before going into sprint formation, which shows the robot with its knees bent like an ostrich, with the world record being captured on video here. The robot operates with no cameras or external sensors, meaning Cassie operates blind.

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