Mini-Cheetah – new “unbreakable” the robot Cheetah

Mini-Cheetah – новый “неуязвимый” робот-гепард

Recently, the staff of the laboratory of Biomimetic Robotics Lab at mit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT) demonstrated the potential of their new creation – a robotic Cheetah Mini-Cheetah. Don’t confuse this robot with robot-Cheetah development known to the company Boston Dynamics. The robot Cheetah Boston Dynamics is large enough, and a very fast robot, and the robot Cheetah from MIT is notable for its agility in the first place, and a very high reliability of its design. We remind our readers that the robotic Cheetah MIT became the first four-legged robot that performed a reverse jump with the coup.

Last option is robot Cheetah, “Super Mini-Cheetah” is the result of a long work, begun almost a decade ago. The development of this robot was conducted in the framework of the M3 Management of promising research programs the Pentagon DARPA, and where did the increased requirements for reliability of the robot. Used in the title the term “virtually invulnerable”, of course, does not mean that the robot Mini-Cheetah survive the drop on him from a great height 1-ton of concrete building block, in this case, as the saying goes “against the scrap no reception”. But the design of this robot is able to withstand without damage severe stress occurring during the performance of this robot different acrobatic stunts when falling from a certain height, etc.

Last option is robot Mini Cheetah weighs only 9 pounds. He, like his predecessors, can do somersaults backward, spin 360 degrees during the jump and perform complex movement, combining different styles of walk.

Note that the robot Mini-Cheetah has a modular design, thanks to the efforts of experts Biomimetic Robotics Lab has already developed different models of the same robot, designed to perform various tasks, Cheetah 2, Cheetah Junior and Cheetah 3. However, the basic model that you can see on the pictures and videos is the most versatile and has the maximum number of different possibilities.

Since the beginning of this year the specialists of the laboratory of Biomimetic Robotics Lab has built nine new robots, which together with the first instance intended for the organization of the show at the International conference IEEE on robotics and automation (ICRA) 2019. Note that the MIT team was one of five teams in the conference ICRA showed their four-legged Pets. And other four-legged robots are ANYbotics ANYmal, Ghost Vision Robotics GR, Unitree Laikago and Boston Dynamics Spot Mini

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