MIT’s Cheetah robot spells the end for human kind

When the robots eventually overtake earth, we will look back to the moment MIT taught its robot cheetah to jump and ask why we never took action to stop the progress of the machines.

As seen in the video below, MIT scientists have upgraded their “robotic quadruped” to scan and recognise obstacles while running and then jump over them if it’s in the way.

It scans for objects using a 2D laser distance sensor – which measures distance to object and object height – and then plans its steps and jumps based on calculations from a “fast algorithm”.

The scientists say it’s the first four-legged robot to be able to do this.

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MIT’s Cheetah robot spells the end for human kind