Researchers at Oregon State University have built a robot that’s the first of its kind. Its name is Atrias.
Compared to other robots in the world today, its creators say it works better, runs faster and is much more efficient.
It’s able to do all that because it is modeled after not a human, but a bird.
Which makes sense when you consider birds are probably the fastest and most agile two-legged runners in the world.
“When this robot gets up to speed for walking, not even running yet, it will be the fastest bipedal robot in the world,” said Jonathan Hurst, an associate professor and robotic expert in the OSU College of Engineering.