Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Cheetah Robot Climbs, Leaps, and Gallops

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MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can climb a staircase covered in obstacles, leap, and gallop across treacherous terrain without the use of any cameras or external environmental sensors. The ninety pound robot, is designed to "feel" its way through surroundings similar to someone feeling their way around a pitch black room. A contact detection algorithm helps the robot determine its optimal walking pattern and how it reacts to stepping on a rock verses a sticks. Read more about the stair-climbing Cheetah 3 robot at MIT.