See MIT’s Electric Robotic Cheetah In Action – Video

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 13

“MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah.”

States the video description.

This electric, robotic cheetah, though not capable of matching the speed of a real cheetah, is nonetheless a joy to watch in motion.

MIT adds:

“Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full gallop.”

“Now MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that theyโ€™ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah โ€” a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries, and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the robot for a test run on MITโ€™s Killian Court, where it bounded across the grass at a steady clip.”

In this test run, speeds of up to 10 MPH were achieved.ย  The goal is to push that to 30 MPH soon.

MIT's Cheetah

MIT’s Cheetah

Source: MIT News

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13 responses to "See MIT’s Electric Robotic Cheetah In Action – Video"

  1. Ambulator says:

    It reminds me more of an arthritic dog. Still, progress is being made.

    1. BravelilToaster says:

      It reminds me of how rabbits move, actually. Almost to a T.

  2. ArkansasVolt says:

    i guess electric cheetahs will be the electric vehicle of the “slow” future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. kdawg says:

    What’s the AER?

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  4. Mikael says:

    Fat and retarded rabbit… Anyway, the clip gave some good laughs at least ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. DaveMart says:

      I don’t fancy rabbit stew any more….

  5. lzl says:

    What about the Boston Dynamic’s ‘Big Dog’?

    Anyway, love the accents….lobotic cheerah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anon says:

    Much more interested in the Electric Tesla Mars Rover, than an MIT robot project…

  7. Priusmaniac says:

    I wonder if it could ever reach 300 mph?

  8. lzl says:

    This is even more impressive..

    1. kdawg says:

      Not very stealthy

  9. Kosh says:

    I welcome our new robotic hunting pack overlords….