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Robot learns to do back flips & withstand kicks

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Robot learns to do back flips & withstand kicks.

A “virtually indestructible” four-legged robot capable of backflips and righting itself after being knocked over has come out of an MIT lab, and it wants to play with you. The mini-cheetah is the first quadruped bot to do a backflip – and even if it lands wrong, it can easily scramble to its feet as if nothing ever happened.

MIT’s latest creation is ultra-lightweight – a svelte 9kg – and designed to withstand whatever you can throw at it, which is great, until it becomes sentient and you have to escape.

There’s ample footage of the researchers kicking the bot, which could be not the best idea. There are plans to build ten of the things and loan them out to other labs for more researchers to kick. “I want to be able to pick up the robot and toss it, and just have it land on its feet,” lead developer Ben Katz told MIT News.

Developers say it’s perfect to “share and play.” But those ‘bots from that Black Mirror episode probably thought they were “sharing and playing” too.
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COMMONSENZ - 289 days ago  - (Points 25590)
Not learning, it's called programming. Bad ass engineering. Pretty soon stuff like this will be used in battle or so called libtard will have one as a gay pet.
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Hellsbells - 351 days ago  - (Points 100)
haha awesome
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iKantDrawl - 351 days ago  - (Points 1428)
Where did you find footage of Trump in the white house?
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nkub - 352 days ago  - (Points 3309)
A weird alien dog... send him to mars..
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bubatanka - 352 days ago  - (Points 572)
Why this thing is not on Mars yet???
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maxton123 - 352 days ago  - (Points 2357)
that robot is already better than my lazy cat
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paksyetph - 352 days ago  - (Points 6679)
Here we go again with the robot abuses! where is the liberals?
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COMMONSENZ - 289 days ago  - (Points 25590) paksyetph
Their new group is called PETR People for ethical Treatment of Robots. We already know they are a bunch of Dicks. LMAO!
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Cjhew - 352 days ago  - (Points 463)
but can it walk my dog for me ? maker me sammich?
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bugznta - 352 days ago  - (Points 1211)
I already started feeling bad when it got pushed
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Gregormac - 352 days ago  - (Points 614)
Boston dynamics wants to know ur location
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COMMONSENZ - 289 days ago  - (Points 25590) Gregormac
DARPA too.
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adamjr - 352 days ago  - (Points 581)
why elloooh terminataah
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Rookslabs - 352 days ago  - (Points 1058) adamjr
lmfao idiot!
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kevin_ventura - 352 days ago  - (Points 446)
2019 awww s is cute, 2045 “human race face extinction due to fight against robots
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EvilJosh - 352 days ago  - (Points 1423)
1:27 - shitmyself laughing. lmao
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COMMONSENZ - 289 days ago  - (Points 25590) EvilJosh
Looked like that mudshark spazzing out. LMAO!!
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Gio - 352 days ago  - (Points 3733)
I have a feeling this robot will be great for back massages haaaaa

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