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MIT’s Cheetah Jumps Over Obstacles Autonomously

The Cheetah 2 is the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. (Photo credit: Haewon Park, Patrick Wensing, and Sangbae Kim.)

MIT engineers have expanded the capabilities of their Cheetah 2. The robot can now autonomously detect obstacles while running, and jump over them. Designed in MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics Lab, the robot uses a 2D laser distance sensor to spot anything in its path and gather data …

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