Cassie the Ostrich-Inspired Bipedal Robot Runs a 5K Race In Less Than an Hour on a Single Battery Charge

Cassie, the ostrich-legged bipedal robot by Agility Robotics that previously showed off some slick dancing skills with a robotic dog, remarkably ran in a 5K race in less than an hour on a single battery charge.

The OSU Dynamic Robotics Laboratory’s research team, led by Agility Robotics’ Jonathan Hurst, combined expertise from biomechanics and robot controls with new machine learning tools to accomplish something new: train a bipedal robot to run a full 5K on a single battery charge!

Cassie Running 5K
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.