MIT Robotic Cheetah

MIT Robotic Cheetah

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah. (Learn more:

The MIT Cheetah 2 contains the custom electric motor designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and the amplifier designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

Additional footage: Hae-Won Park and José-Luis Olivares
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Music sampled from “Spooky” by Alastair Cameron

26 thoughts on “MIT Robotic Cheetah”

  1. In the future we’ll be dominated by robotic cheetahs, write what im saying guys! Im warning you all!

  2. great you think that’s neat and cool wait till they perffect that thing and mount machine guns and missiles to it…… you’ll really like it then. god help us

  3. Really? All that time, cash, research, and endless hours studying. This is what you guys came up with…

  4. Amazing and inspiring work!!
    But this kind of cracked me up – “We would like our robots to run fast like cheetah” – @0:52 – the background music XD.

  5. ~

    how can be such something possible
    one goes alive with video around globe NASA JAXA ESA ROSCOSMOS etc etc
    other one tracking the Sun alive above Flat Earth a.subitras
    if is this GE
    it would be impossible to read such data
    proven FE for some 2€ with lot enthusiasm and not sleep and some fine peoples who are busy
    – non proven Globe Earth for 52 million dollars per day
    – only lot CGI
    – and a feeling like donkey
    is not more question
    – is this FE or GE
    – is now question how you feel
    – still human or not
    it must be something like donkey
    that`s my advice to FE peoples
    – do not talking with them about FE or not
    – talking with them how it is with them what they feels is everything ok with them
    100% proven Flat Earth
    – read data the Netherlands
    – read data GB
    – data say Flat Earth because the Netherlands is more north then on Globe Earth
    – just would be impossible to get such something
    copy paste for Michio Kaku
    *_but curious about how you feels and not about what you known_*

  6. – and you have to you selves give right to say
    – you are some university here
    how can be possible single one man has
    – swept the floor with you and everything what you know about some space
    are you here still some valid university or some stupidity
    – is the right question but not only for you for all such “things”
    – because you are only the things
    by the way and they FE growing
    – but how more they growing so much you become nothing or stupidity
    – get latter reputation in world
    – do not entering you become stupid
    has you never ever busy with calculate power of internet or not
    – and how much it goes fast

  7. a cheetah has a very flexible body. u certainly can’t expect that from a robot made of metal.

  8. Good job MIT!!, I cant wait to work with you on what comes next in A.I., peace and love, Doug.

  9. PLEASE STOP INVENTING what already exist in nature. Your inventions LAME TO THE CORE! Instead invent things to support nature to expand further! STOP INVENTING NOW. THE MORE YOU INVENT THE MORE CRINGE the world becomes. The world need out-of-the-box innovators, not these! I rather get and train 10 cheetahs in the wild than invent these crooked piece of machines.

  10. what’re the key differences between mechanical and mechatronic product design?

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