This video shows a demonstration of the "Cheetah" robot galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour (mph), setting a new land speed record for legged robots. The previous record was 13.1 mph, set in 1989.
The robot's movements are patterned after those of fast-running animals in nature. The robot increases its stride and running speed by flexing and un-flexing its back on each step, much as an actual cheetah does.
The current version of the Cheetah robot runs on a laboratory treadmill where it is powered by an off-board hydraulic pump, and uses a boom-like device to keep it running in the center of the treadmill. Testing of a free-running prototype is planned for later this year.
While the M3 program conducts basic research and is not focused on specific military missions, the technology it aims to develop could have a wide range of potential military applications.
The DARPA M3 performer for Cheetah is Boston Dynamics of Waltham, Mass. Read more about DARPA's M3 program at http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/DSO/Programs/Maximum_Mobility_and_Manipulation_%28M3%29.aspx
Invis is a totally invisible connector that can be taken apart and reconnected to give a very strong locking joint. Working like a dowel in 2 parts and not requiring any clamping it is suitable for many joints and will overcome design problems where components need to be joined then disassembled and reassembled or where it is just almost impossible to clamp. All that is required is one exposed surface, this would also be ideal for joining worktops. The Invis 12mm dowel is in 2 parts with a central male and female thread and a coarse outer thread which is screwed into a pre bored hole, bring the two components together and using the special 'MiniMag' box in a power drill, laying this horizontal to the joint and forward spin to tighten the connector together resulting in a solid joint, to disassemble reverse the drill and undo -- simple, quick and easy. Both the stud and joiner stay flush with the joint edge so no damage can occur in transport. The Invis starter kit is supplied with; Minimag Mx magnetic driver (attaches to any power drill running speed 1,200--1,500rpm) two driver bits, flexi shaft for tight corners, 30 Invis connectors and storage case.
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Perform better in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and any other sport where running speed is critical for your success.
We are going to talk about fast twitch fibers and why many who think they are training them properly for speed and quickness are really only performing modified strength training exercises and not speed training exercises. This is why athletes are always frustrated with their attempts to run faster.
The speed training exercises you will learn in this video sequence are already responsible for helping thousands of athletes run and sprint faster and it will do the same for you.
If you watch all the videos in this series and take action, You will not only run faster but also become a more dynamic, more complete and more confident athlete.
A wildebeest surprisingly survived an attach by a group of cheetahs. The wildebeest is an antelope of the genus Connochaetes. It is a hooved (ungulate) mammal. Wildebeest grow to 1.27 m to 1.47 m at the shoulder and weigh 120272 kg. They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Africa, especially theSerengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania, and Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Wildebeest can live more than 20 years. Wildebeest are well known for their annual migration to new pastures. Many wild life documentaries have featured this event, in which vast numbers of wildebeest can be seen crossing rivers, such as the Mara River and dying in large numbers as they attempt to reach the other side, because many of them are eaten by crocodiles while others simply drown. Although it is commonly assumed that this is simply a frenzy and that the wildebeest cross blindly, recent research has shown that a herd of gnu possesses what is known as a "swarm intelligence", whereby the animals systematically explore and overcome the obstacle as one. Wildebeest have an apparent maximum running speed of around 64 km/h. The major predators that prey on Wildebeest are lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, and crocodiles. However, Wildebeest are very strong and can inflict considerable injury to even a lion.
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http://www.SpeedTrainingChallenge.com - For free speed training instructions. For speed fast muscles are just as important as strong muscles - yet making your muscles faster is often overlooked. Strong muscles are important but when they are also fast that is when you explode past your opponent.
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To find out why this program far outperforms many speed training drills or weight lifting workouts for getting faster and why many are amazed at their results - listen to or download the speed training seminar recording or transcript here. http://www.musclespeed.com
Muscle speed is accomplished by conditioning your fast twitch muscle fibers for their natural ability to contract with amazing speed. Whether your sport is football, soccer, track, baseball or basketball, fast muscle contraction speed cannot be accomplished with the same workouts used for muscle strength.
Speed training with resistance bands and isometrics using short training sessions is a very effective way to isolate and condition your fast twitch fibers for speed - and to develop faster sprint speed and running speed than ever before. Training all of the muscles used in the runnning process for faster sprint speed will help you run faster ans is often overlooked in many speed training programs.
For example your hip or thigh flexor muscles are a primary muscle group involved in sprinting. The hip flexors are among the strongest muscle groups in the body and crucial for you to sprint at your fastest speeds. Yet they are still found to be under developed far below their full potential in most athletes. This is mostly because many people are unaware of their function and importance and because there are few,if any, machines at the gym that will strengthen these muscles.
The only way that I have ever been able to effectively isolate the thigh flexors is with resistance bands. The only way I have ever been able to increase the speed of these muscles is with isometric training.
And remember - being fast is not the same as being strong. You will need fast muscles to dramatically improve your sprint speed, run faster, and become the best athlete possible.
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How do you get faster? One way to get faster is to learn how to increase your soccer speed in this week's Online Soccer Academy soccer training video. This soccer video will teach you ways to get faster and how to run fast!
These workouts to increase speed will help you increase running speed. Basically these exercises are sprinting training to increase your soccer speed and will show you how to run fast.
Equipment Needed: Two Cones
Exercise Player Can Do:
Set up a start cone and end cone about 10 -- 15 yards apart. We will now do 5 speed exercises to work on our proper running technique.
1st Exercise -- Heel Over Knee Walking -- 2 Sets
Hands on your hips, drive your knee up and down, walk down to end cone and light jog back. Point your toe up when driving your knee up, come down on ball of your foot, do not let your heel touch the ground.
When jogging back make sure you are jogging on your toes, not flat footed. A coach needs to look at you and think, that player's got good technique.
2nd Exercise -- Heel Over Knee Skipping -- 2 Sets
Hands on your hips, drive your knee up and down with a little skip in between. The faster our knee goes up and down the faster we will go. Make sure your knee is past your waistline.
3rd Exercise -- Heel Over Knee Fast Knees -- 2 Sets
Hands on your hips, drive your knee up and down as fast as you can.
4th Exercise -- Heel Over Knee Walking with Arm Technique -- 3 Sets
Does it matter what are arms are doing when we are running? Yes, it does matter! You shouldn't be swimming on the field and you shouldn't be looking like you are carrying luggage!
You want your arms cocked at a 90 degree angle. Drive your elbows back and forward, do not straighten your arm on the way back. Do not have your arm motion going sideways, you want it going forward and back. Last point your hand should be going through your hip. So not up high by your chest, but through your hip.
The faster your arms go, the faster your legs will go!
To practice, sit down with your legs out in front, sit up tall, arms cocked to the side and start practicing your arm technique slowly. Then go fast. Rest and repeat a few times. You are sitting down because if you straighten your arm out, which you are not supposed to do, you will hit the ground.
Now lets bring it all together for the exercise. Heel over knee walking using arm technique. Right arm, left leg. Left arm, right leg. This sometimes gets confusing for players so don't get discouraged if you mess up a few times.
5th Exercise -- Running Strides -- 3-5 Sets
Now that we have our running technique down lets bring it all together. Do a few running strides, not sprints, at 80 percent across your field working on running technique. (do key points, then do strides for camera)
Run on your Toes, not heels
Drive your Knees Up, don't just move your feet fast
Use Proper Arm Technique
What Player Could Be Doing Wrong:
Make sure you are driving your knees up when running. I see a lot of players moving their feet fast but their not going that fast because their knees aren't coming up. Drive your knees up; your thigh/hamstring holds the power, not your feet!
These speed exercises are good to do as part of your warm up when practicing in your backyard. Practice them often because being fast in soccer isn't everything, but it sure helps!
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The Ballistic Knife is one of the more difficult weapons to master in Black Ops 2 but it is also among the more fun ones. This episode of In Depth focus on the project damage, drop, stab speed, run speed, and other advantaged conferred from the Ballistics Knife.
Google has purchased the cutting-edge robotics firm which supplies mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The tech giant is keeping secret what it will produce with the acquired technology.
Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that designs robots like BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat, and Atlas, is now the eighth robotic company to join Google's ranks in the last six months, the company confirmed Friday, according to The New York Times.
The robotics company - based in Waltham, Massachusetts - is known for its fascinating robots that have a sense of balance and can walk and run on almost any kind of terrain. Boston Dynamics was established in 1992 and is known for supplying robotics technology mostly for Pentagon clients, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Google has so far refused to reveal what it is planning to do with the new technology, but the internet giant's robotic efforts, headed by Andy Rubin, will certainly have impressive capability due to the new acquisition. The company also said it will keep the financial aspect of the deal confidential.
The tech giant said that it intends to honor the existing military contracts the firm has, but does not plan to become a military contractor.
As of now, Boston Dynamics has a $10.8 million contract with DARPA to supply several humanoid Atlas robots. The machines are set to participate in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, which awards the winning maker with a $2 million prize. The contest evaluates robots' ability to function during natural disasters and catastrophes such as an earthquake or a nuclear power meltdown. The company's robots are famous for their abilities to walk through terrain which is difficult even for humans. One of its four-legged robots, BigDog, can climb hills, walk through snow, travel through ice, and remain standing even after being kicked by a human, according to a video of the robot released in 2008. One of the company's recent creations is WildCat, a four-legged outdoor runner capable of rising, turning, and reaching running speeds of up to 16 miles per hour (mph) on flat ground. The robotics firm has also designed robots that can climb walls and trees, as well as run faster than any human being on earth. A video recorded the Cheetah robot running 29mph faster than the fastest human, Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter's top speed is 27.78 mph (44.7km/h). Other robotics companies purchased by Google are based in the US and Japan, and focus on software for advanced robotic arms, grasping technology, and computer vision.