peterfromtexas:

MIT Robotic Cheetah
Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.
"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."
AWESOME. "The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.”
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peterfromtexas:

MIT Robotic Cheetah
Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.
"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."
AWESOME. "The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.”
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peterfromtexas:

MIT Robotic Cheetah
Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.
"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."
AWESOME. "The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.”
Zoom Info

peterfromtexas:

MIT Robotic Cheetah

Oh HELL YES. Notice in the 2nd gif the “cheetah” runs untethered.

"MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah."

AWESOME.

"The key to the bounding algorithm is in programming each of the robot’s legs to exert a certain amount of force in the split second during which it hits the ground, in order to maintain a given speed: In general, the faster the desired speed, the more force must be applied to propel the robot forward. In experiments the robot sprinted up to 10 mph and MIT researchers estimate the robot may eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph.