MIT-Engineered Robot Jumps Obstacles On The Run Like A Pro Athlete

Jun 1, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
In a stunning breakthrough towards the eventual rise of our robot overlords, robotics researchers have taken their famous cheetah robot and upgraded it to be able to jump over obstacles up to 40 centimeters (just under 16 inches) tall.

This is an impressive feat, since the "Cheetah 2" has to calculate how it will overcome the obstacle while running at full speed. This can actually be fairly challenging even for humans (especially if you weren't on the track team), so to have a robot nail the jump every time is a serious accomplishment. All it needs now are some heat seeking instruments and a laser and it'll be well on its way to enslaving us all. Thanks, science.
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