Cheetah-Cub Robot Created: See Other Nature-Inspired Machines Scientists are creating robots that mimic fish, snakes, flies, and more. By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic PUBLISHED June 19, 2013 0 The cheetah-cub robot was designed by Swiss scientists to move like a cat. Illustration courtesy EPFL via European Pressphoto Agency What runs and hops much like a nimble house cat but has no head? An experimental cheetah-cub robot, currently covering new ground for scientists learning how to make four-legged robots move more efficiently. Related Stories Millions of Spiders Rain Down on Australia—Why? Surprise: Jumping Spiders Can See More Colors Than You Can Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?