Ugh: MIT's Killer Cheetah Robot Can Jump Obstacles Now

May 29, 2015

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The last time we saw MIT's Cheetah robot it was able to reach speeds up to 28MPH. And now? Well now, thanks to the development and upload of three new algorithms, it can autonomously jump short obstacles to reach and kill its target. So if you thought that white picket fence around your anti-robot stronghold was going to be the perfect defense against quadroped robots, it's time to rethink your plan. Or, ideally, let somebody else do the planning because you're f***ing horrible at it.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to King Kron, who pointed out Cheetah can only jump obstacles up to 40cm (1.3-feet) at the moment, so adding a baby gate to your front door will still be an effective deterrent for awhile.

  • Tony Milano

    I surrender to you, king machine. spare my life, I will give you humans

  • Johnny Bigrig

    Cheetahs are surprisingly docile creatures. They're not much different than extremely large domestic house cats. These robots must have been programmed by evil wizards.

  • shashi

    Heyyy, thats really nice *nervous laugh* So how we doing on those EMP weapons?

  • Jenness

    Why can't they build this into prosthetics for the paralyzed? I mean, they are pretty small - I hope that instead of just humanity-destroying there is some of this that can do good.

  • S.M. Archer

    It's literally something from my nightmares. Fuck this thing.
    Side note: It's impressive that they can make this, as well as the science behind it. That said, we're obviously going to send a T-1000 back in time to kill this mad scientist.

  • Funda

    Google/BostonDynamics is Skynet

    http://johndasfundas.blogsp...

  • MustacheHam

    They walk, they run, now they jump. This is pretty sweet to watch these guys evolve.

  • Andyman7714

    Then...they now have machine guns, they now have cannons, they now have death rays. Yeah, we're all dead meat.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Not if you join them first!

  • RetroPAT

    All it needs now is to transform into a killer robot...then we're all set.

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