MIT releases video of famous robot cheetah

MIT released video of its famous robotic cheetah landing a series of running jumps. (Haewon Park, Patrick Wensing, Sangbae Kim)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's robotic cheetah is back and it's got a new trick up its sleeve.

MIT released video of its now famous robot landing a series of running jumps.

What makes this so impressive is that researchers have trained the robot to see and sense obstacles in its path and then jump on its own.

So far, the cheetah has successfully cleared obstacles up to 18 inches tall, more than half of the robot's own height, while running an average of 5 miles per hour.

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