A scarily amusing video of 'mini Cheetah robots playing football' has caught the attention of netizens. The video released by MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department shows nine four-legged 'mini cheetah' robots playing football in an open ground. The video shows the 'cheetahs'- the first back-flipping robots, display various movements like dribbling, backflip, running and stretching.
The video shows the headless robots, stomping their feet as they proceed with their game. Lying on their backs as they crash into each other, the nine cheetah robots have been admired by all netizens. “The Robopocalypse is going to be totally adorable,” wrote a YouTube user.
But like....WHY?!?! Why are you so adamant on making science fiction not fiction anymore !!! Hope they'll only turn against their makers and not the entire humanity in this version of events... pic.twitter.com/Nu9YOziSOp— dreamybobby (@dreamybobby) November 8, 2019
Hahaha yeah thats so cute hahah they will murder us all— скйлер (@Skyl3r26) November 8, 2019
In March, MIT had announced that the Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. Explaining the adorable monster's abilities, MIT stated that the Mini Robot weighs 20 pounds and can perform 360-degree backflip from a standing position. Researchers claim the mini cheetah is designed to be “virtually indestructible,” recovering with little damage, even if a backflip ends in a spill.
Apart from these amazing acrobatics, each of the robot’s legs is powered by three identical, low-cost electric motors which can be easily replaced. Researchers aim at loaning it to collaborating groups to invent, swap and compete with new ideas. The team is also working on a landing controller for the Mini Cheetah.