Watch Heres the First FourLegged Robot to Do a Backflip

first_imgStay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels Watch out, Simone Biles. One adorable, four-legged backflipping robot has serious gold medal-worthy skills.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently released a video featuring its 20-pound Mini Cheetah robot landing a backflip, smoothly rolling itself upright after being kicked on its back, spinning in circles, and pronking.According to MIT, the Mini Cheetah, a creation of the school’s Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory, is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. In 2017, we saw Boston Dynamics’ two-legged ATLAS pull off that acrobatic feat.AdChoices广告Watch the video to see more of the limber quadruped, which can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. The Mini Cheetah can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed, according to MIT.And while the video highlights the robot’s gymnastic skills, it also features many of its hilarious “bloopers,” including failed backflip attempts and “freak outs.” No matter, the Mini Cheetah still earns a perfect 10 for cuteness.More on Geek.com:This Robot Museum Plans to Construct Itself in SeoulThis MIT Robot Learned to Play Jenga Through Vision and TouchThis Cuddly Robot Is Designed to Love Humanslast_img

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