MIT Cheetah Robot
The MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs, making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.
Autonomous MIT Cheetah Robot Lands The Running Jump!
To make this happen, the engineers programed the robot to plans out its path, much like a human runner. As it detects an approaching obstacle, it estimates that object’s height and distance. And based on that information, the robot then applies a certain amount of force to land safely, before resuming its initial pace.
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