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MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« on: May 30, 2015, 01:53:15 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/29/mit-cheetah-bot-can-now-jump-over-hurdles/?intcmp=features

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MIT researchers' previously shown ‘cheetah-bot,’ a robot that resembles — you guessed it — the fastest land animal on earth, can run up to 10 mph. The robot's latest enhancements, however, have enabled the mechanized feline to jump by leaps and bounds. The machine has been described by MIT as the “the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously."

In experiments on a treadmill and an indoor track, the robot successfully cleared obstacles up to 18 inches tall — more than half of the robot’s own height, MIT announced Friday. The 'cheetah-bot' maintained an average running speed of 5 miles per hour during the experiments.

The MIT research on the four-legged robot is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is meant to eventually create agile machines that could be applied in a number of different situations.

“Our goal is to use this kind of robot to save lives in a disaster situation. It could be used to help fire fighters or police in a dangerous situation,” Sangbae Kim, MIT associate professor of mechanical engineering, told FoxNews.com back in September.

How does this robot operate? It uses a technology called LIDAR that employs a laser distance sensor to scan its surroundings. The MIT team developed a three-part algorithm to plan out the robot’s path, based on LIDAR data.
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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 01:59:45 AM »
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/29/mit-cheetah-bot-can-now-jump-over-hurdles/?intcmp=features

Google recently introduce a driverless car.
It promptly ran over a reporter or 2.
Odds are they were libs, so no big loss.
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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 02:04:02 AM »
Google recently introduce a driverless car.
It promptly ran over a reporter or 2.
Odds are they were libs, so no big loss.

Yeah, but hopefully they can fix whatever went wrong, it's a great concept if they can work out the kinks (and like all new concepts, you gotta jump a few obstacles to make the finish line.)
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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 10:22:40 AM »
At first glance, I read cheetoh-bot, and figured you and your "progressive" friends were dancing in the streets.

Imagine the Cheetos delivered to your mom's basement by a robot!



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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 03:08:19 PM »
^My dyslexia saw "cheetah-bot".
When Tiger Woods got caught cheating, everyone started calling him "Cheetah Woods".
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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 04:25:45 PM »
Google recently introduce a driverless car.
It promptly ran over a reporter or 2.
Odds are they were libs, so no big loss.
I think they should keep trying.  Lord knows we have plenty of reporters to test with.
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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 06:21:43 PM »
Google recently introduce a driverless car.
It promptly ran over a reporter or 2.

 :lmao:

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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 08:27:43 PM »
Google recently introduce a driverless car.
It promptly ran over a reporter or 2.
Odds are they were libs, so no big loss.

This was a supposed self parking car by Volvo that hit the reporter. Google's cars haven't had any wrecks that were blamed on their self driving cars, yet.

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Re: MIT's 'cheetah-bot' Can Now Jump Over Hurdles
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 10:23:11 PM »
This was a supposed self parking car by Volvo that hit the reporter. Google's cars haven't had any wrecks that were blamed on their self driving cars, yet.


I'll have to apologize for not getting important details right.
The snippet I heard on TV said google, or at least I thought I heard that.
But, thank you for the opportunity to revise, extend, and accredit my remarks...


http://jalopnik.com/self-driving-volvo-tries-to-run-some-people-over-1706970068


You are indeed correct, and the record is now correct, and I am sorry for the misinformation.

Thank you again.
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