MIT Researchers Develop Robotic Cheetah That Runs And Jumps Like 'Usain Bolt'

September 16, 2014 12:24 PM

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MIT Researchers Develop Robotic Cheetah That Runs And Jumps Like 'Usain Bolt'

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, have developed an algorithm to make a robot run and jump like a cheetah, the planet's fastest animal on land.

According to the researchers, the robotic cheetah is a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors, weighing about as much as a real cheetah. The robot was recently tested on MIT’s Killian Court, where it ran and jumped across the grass at a steady clip, while on an indoor ...

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