The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has published a video test of nine four-legged Mini Cheetah robots that march, synchronously do somersaults, hide in foliage and play with a soccer ball. The video was shot near the MIT campus.
Very cool especially how they are able to re-stabilize after being flipped onto their backs. When we see these on the streets we'll know our time's about up.— Sara (@saralynne65) 8 November 2019
“Very cool, especially the way they get to their feet after being turned onto their backs. When they appear on the streets, we will know that our days are numbered ”
For the nth time, "Terminator" was a documentary.— Portia Maleficent McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) 8 November 2019
“For the umpteenth time I’m saying, Terminator was a documentary”
What could possibly go wrong??— TKO-NWLA 🌊🌊🌊 (@terrikayoliver) 8 November 2019
“What could go wrong?”
Researchers are not the first to demonstrate the skills of Mini Cheetah. Back in March, MIT published a video with a robot and said that it weighs 9 kilograms and runs at a speed of up to 9 kilometers per hour – twice as fast as the average person’s walking speed. Then, at the university , they noted that they created Mini Cheetah for the most part for experimenting: “It is very easy to try crazy things with it, because it is very reliable and does not break so easily.”
MIT has not yet announced commercial plans for the Mini Cheetah, while Boston Dynamics began selling the four-legged Spot robot in late September.