By studying cats, we can all learn something new about life. While most people study cats to learn how to freeload off others and lounge around all day while contributing nothing of importance to society, scientists at Boston Dynamics meticulously studied the movement of cats to help them create a walking robot dubbed Robo-Wildcat.

The robot’s top speed is 16 mph, but it can gallop and bound smoothly along with the ability to turn. Boston Dynamics hopes that Robo-Wildcat will allow the robot to travel to respond to emergencies, humanitarian missions, and military applications.

Who knew a cat could teach scientists and engineers so much? The next time your cat looks at you smugly while you have to rush off to work, your cat is probably calculating the best way to design a robot that could replace you.

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