MIT's backflipping Mini Cheetah robot is too cute to fear

CNET | 2/28/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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MIT's scrappy little Mini Cheetah robot is a cutie-pie of a robotic quadruped.

The school posted a video on Thursday of Mini Cheetah in action. It's all highlight-reel stuff, showing off the robot's ability to backflip, run, scoot sideways, hop and play in a pile of dry leaves like a shiny little headless puppy.

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Mini Cheetah is the creation of MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory, which is also developing the much larger Cheetah 3. The big sibling bot can jump up on your desk. Personally, I'd invite Mini Cheetah to jump up on my lap for some snuggles.

Mini Cheetah weighs just 20 pounds (9 kilograms) but can still recover when someone kicks it around. Even when kicked entirely onto its back, it...
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