Watch Legged Robot Run Circles Around Its Bigger Brethren

[Ben Katz] posted about bringing the Mini Cheetah (center, above) robot to the 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) held in Montréal, where it shared the floor with others for a workshop focusing on real-world deployment of legged robots. Those of you who haven’t been keeping up with legged robots may find yourselves delightfully surprised at the agility and fluid movements of this robot. Mini Cheetah may lack the effectors or sensors of the bigger units, but its nimbleness is undeniable.

[Ben] shared some footage of the robots together, and at about 7:22 in this video Mini Cheetah can be seen showing off a bit of flexing, followed by running around a larger unit. Another, shorter video is embedded below where you can see all the attendees moving about in a rare opportunity see them all together. You can even see the tiny one-legged hopping robot Salto if you watch closely!

The Mini Cheetah robot has been something of a favorite here at Hackaday. The inspired design, the detailed documentation, and the effective use of low-cost parts all help make it a fascinating project to read up on.

11 thoughts on “Watch Legged Robot Run Circles Around Its Bigger Brethren

  1. Check out all the videos for sure. Watching the mini cheetah do backflips is crazy. The agility of this little thing is really impressive. The ability to right itself when it gets tripped up by a mix of things at one point, is also super impressive.

    Keep up the good work man, cause you’ve got something that is going places thats for sure.

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