A four legged robot which was made in China walked its way into the Guinness World Records for covering over 83 miles (134 km) in 54 hours, beating a previous record held by an American robot, Ranger.
Source: Guinness Book Of World Record
Xingshe No 1, the four legged robot was made by a research team in southwest China's Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. It circled indoor tracks from October 24 to 27. All over it took 340,000 steps in just one single battery charge as reported by NBC .
Professor Li Qingdu, who led the research, said the overall task was not simply to extend the length the robot could trek. Rather, to study electrical efficiency, there was a need to increase the robot’s reliability and possibly enable the robots to perform dangerous, remotely controlled missions in the place of a human being.
Source: Guinness Book Of World Records .
"We can apply the technology and processes involved to a wide range of robotic devices, to make them more efficient, durable and reliable. In the future we could begin to use these robots for dangerous or remote tasks," said Li as reported by NYC Today .
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( With inputs from PTI)