Take a look at the “blind” Cheetah 3 robot climbing stairs littered with obstacles.
MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
Improved design may be used for exploring disaster zones and other dangerous or inaccessible environments.
The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus.
Learn more at news.mit.edu/2018/blind-cheeta…