Play football with robots now
These ‘mini cheetahs’ are not just for routine work. The robots designed and made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showcased their football skills recently in a video released by the university.
These four-legged android can now dribble a soccer ball, run and jump, not to forget the backflip.
Cheetah’s lead developer, Benjamin Katz, said the robots are modular, noting that if a limb or motor were to break, they could be replaced with a new one.
The mini cheetah is a shrunk-down version of the Cheetah 3, a much larger and more expensive to produce robot that is far less light on its feet, and not quite so customisable.
Watch the video here