A new cat treadmill, powered by an electric engine, is being developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
The cat’s body has been modified to make it more agile and the wheels have been adapted to provide a better grip.
The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.
The team hopes to commercialise the system by 2020.
The new cat walker has a three-legged design, designed to provide an improved way for the cat to climb stairs.
The researchers have tested the system on an Australian black-legged guinea pig and found it to be much more efficient than conventional cat walkers.
The study also showed the cat’s feet could move faster than those of other cats.
“It’s really a very elegant system,” said lead author Dr Michael Buss of UC Berkeley.
“The fact that the legs are designed to be able to move faster is pretty remarkable.”
The team is now working to make the cat walkable for the other cats in the colony.
This would enable the animals to enjoy regular walks without being chased by other cats and to help the cat maintain balance.
They plan to create a cat walk simulator in which the animals could explore different areas of the enclosure.
The system has also been tested on an indoor cat and an outdoor cat.
The animal is able to make its own calls and play with the treadmills in real-time, and it is also able to explore the environment.
The authors say the design is designed to improve the performance of the animal and could even lead to an alternative to the current cat walk.