The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a Cheetah robot that is already an advanced mechanical version of the fierce animal. In a new avatar, it is even more advanced with the addition of a new capability - backflips.
MIT researchers have developers a new Mini Cheetah that is capable of a number of moves, including backflips. As Engadget reported, it is the first four-legged robot to pull off a stunt like this.
The new Mini Cheetah is also capable of walking upside-down, much to the horror of the onlookers. It can pick itself up after falls and trot at a speed of 5.5mph on difficult terrain.
Although not perfect, the Mini Cheetah paves way for agile automatons with potential applications at war front, natural disasters, or even construction sites....