See MIT’s Electric Robotic Cheetah In Action – Video

SEP 30 2014 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 Comments on "See MIT’s Electric Robotic Cheetah In Action – Video"

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

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

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

What’s the AER?

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

I don’t fancy rabbit stew any more….

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

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

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

I wonder if it could ever reach 300 mph?

This is even more impressive..

Not very stealthy

I welcome our new robotic hunting pack overlords….