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.

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