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MIT's Cheetah Robot Can Run and Jump (Video)

This is very cool and very scary at the same time. MIT students have developed a robot that can both run and jump over obstacles. Let’s hope these things don’t develop a mind of their own and start chasing us down.

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WATCH: Cheetah robot trained to jump

Watch the video above: MIT cheetah robot trained to jump.

TORONTO – If you’re going to build a cheetah, it’s got to learn to jump, right? 159 more words

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Meet An Origami Robot That Can Build Itself, Run Around, And Then Dissolve

Robots are supposed to be huge and hulking like Big Dog, but what happens when they are as light as a feather? MIT researchers recently demonstrated a tiny robot that can fold itself from a sheet of thin material, walk around and carry loads, and then dunk itself in acetone to completely dissolve. 195 more words

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Ice Hockey Players Use Motion Sensors to Improve Their Game

Golf, cricket and basketball players have been grabbing technology headlines for years for wearing sensors that can analyse their game techniques. Now Swiss researchers from EHT Zürich are turning that sensor technology to ice hockey players. 273 more words

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Watch the scariest robot in the world jump over stuff automatically

It’s bad enough that Boston Dynamics has made a robotic cheetah that can run nearly 30 m.p.h. (48 km/h). Now MIT has its own cheetah-robot that can autonomously leap tall obstacles in a single bound. 75 more words

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Watch the Scariest Robot in the World Jump Over Stuff Automatically

It’s bad enough that Boston Dynamics has made a robotic cheetah that can run nearly 30 m.p.h. (48 km/h). Now MIT has its own cheetah-robot that can autonomously leap tall obstacles in a single bound. 77 more words