MIT’s speedy Mini Cheetah robot learns to backflip

TechCrunch | 3/4/2019 | Staff
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MIT’s Cheetah team has built some incredibly impressive electric robots, capable of jumping hurdles and navigating blindly, but in some ways the new Mini Cheetah might be the most impressive to date.

The robot weighs a mere 20 pounds and is capable of some a wide range of different feats, leading the team to declare it “virtually indestructible.” This video should give you a pretty good idea of what we’re working with here:

Robot - Miles - Hour - Degree - Backflip

The robot is capable of running up to five miles per hour, can perform a 360 degree backflip from a standing position and will right itself quickly after being kicked to the ground. The little Cheetah is also easily repaired. Each of its four legs are powered by three inexpensive electric...
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