Boston Dynamics Biped Robot Petman Achieves 4.4 mph

We've reported on Boston Dynamics' biped robot, Petman, before. This time, Boston Dynamics has released a new video showing that Petman has achieved a fast walking speed of 4.4 mph. Both the walking algorithm and mechanical design are based on their more well known Big Dog robot.

The question is, can the mechanics handle jogging?



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