MIT's Mini Cheetah Robot Is Able To Perform A Reverse Somersault

MIT’s Mini Cheetah Robot Is Able To Perform A Reverse Somersault

Last Updated: 24th July, 2022

With all the new advancements occurring in different parts of science, the future seems promising. Adding to the rundown of developmental accomplishments, MIT has disclosed another littler variant of its Cheetah 3 robots called the Mini Cheetah. While reverse somersault performing robots are not a new thing, the Mini Cheetah is professed to be the first four legged robot that can do the trick.

Be that as it may, doing reverse somersaults isn’t the main thing it has been programmed. The quadruped robot weighs around 9 kg and can jog at 2.5m/s under a 1/2 of its actuator torque and speed, which means it can go significantly quicker whenever required.


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  • MIT’s Mini Cheetah robot is now capable of performing a reverse somersault.
  • The new robot can also re-balance itself and automatically get up if it falls.

The Mini Cheetah can likewise run, trot, and move sideways. It can likewise perform free interpretation and pivot, which resembles the robot is pursuing its own non-existent tail without entangling. The video demonstrates that the quad-legged robot is likewise capable of recovering its balance when somebody attempts to kick it, and it can likewise get up independent from anyone else on the off chance that it tumbles down.

Backflipping MIT Mini Cheetah

MIT’S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person’s walking speed.

The video clip quickly helped us to remember Black Mirror. It ought to be noticed that not at all like the Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini that is intended for business use, the Mini Cheetah is a research venture and won’t be seen chasing somebody down the road.


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As observed from the video above, Mini Cheetah can undoubtedly explore through the uneven territory. We have seen some different robots that can likewise do the same yet feature an alternate plan. For instance, there’s a snakelike robot made under a joint venture between specialists from the Kyoto University Mechatronics Lab and the University of Electro-Communications in Japan.


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The adaptable robot, fit for climbing ladders, could be useful in rescue tasks for scaling deterrents and exploring through landscapes where people can’t reach easily. The robot makes the maneuver of gait structure, mechanism that empowers it to climb by linking basic shapes.

While there are numerous robots that draw motivation from nature, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot has likewise been updated many occasions, to such a degree, that it can perform Parkour. The robot was recently found in a video where it leaped over logs and climbed the steps without breaking any of its pace.

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