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Puma built a robot to train runners and demonstrate Usain Bolt's crazy speed

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Nicknamed “The Lightning Bolt,” Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt, with a record speed of 44-km/hour (27.7 mph) in the Olympic 100 meter, may have met his match and it is not rival sprinter Justin Gatlin.


Meet the BeatBot.

Puma has teamed up with a group of NASA robotics engineers, MIT graduates and J. Walter Thompson’s (JWT) ad agency to create BeatBot. The idea behind the robot is simple, “Run, run as fast as you can.”

BeatBot has more bells and whistles than the Aston Martin DB9. With front and rear-facing GoPro cameras to record its competitor, rear LED lights to test the limits of your peripheral vision, nine infrared sensors and a platform for navigation, Usain Bolt is getting a run for his money. 


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