This robot from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology sports Oscar Pistorius style foot blades and a spinning "tail" that provides the stability of a speeding velociraptor. It can run at a record-breaking 46 kpm, and foam blocks thrown in its path don't even slow it down (Geek.com via Graeme Noseworthy).
It's a shame that robots still need to be connected to a static power supply (or a noisy gas motor), but once battery technology evolves to the point that robots like this can operate independently, we might want to start watching out!
And speaking of robots, I wrote an essay recently for Confab magazine about how artificial intelligence is evolving rapidly to emulate human intelligence. So robots may soon be winning races and Turing tests!
That's all for this week. See you back here on Monday!