Watch MIT’s ‘Mini Cheetah’ Robots Synchronize Fall and Play Soccer

They even do backflips.

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MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics has released yet another video of its fleet of robots, this time showcasing the synchronization of the new “mini cheetah” creations.

The video above sees the army of cheetah robots scuttling on screen. They jump, stomp and flip around MIT‘s campus before teaming together to play a game of soccer. The mini cheetahs are a 20-lbs version of the much larger Cheetah 3, which is less graceful and more costly to produce.

The mini cheetah was made with off-the-shelf parts, making them low cost as a result. They’re also durable despite its lack of customization. It can walk right-side-up, upside-down, and is light on its feet, able to do a backflip standing-still.

The researchers behind the mini cheetah are looking to build a fleet of them after the above demonstration and are now working with other teams at MIT to loan them up for further research.

Check out the video above and watch Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot do gymnastics.

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