|What Do You Call A Collection Of Mini Cheetahs?
|Written by Lucy Black
|Sunday, 10 November 2019
This is about spectacle, pure and simple. Nine mini cheetah quadrupeds perform for your enjoyment - and the people controlling them look as if they are having fun too.
Why delay the gratification - watch the video:
With Boston Dynamics' Spot, formerly Spot Mini, being available for sale it seems like the whole world is going quadruped mad? And by the characteristic way they move their feet while attempting to stand still I'd suggest a "drum of quadrupeds" for the collective noun. Why do they move like that? It is almost certainly something about the control algorithm hunting for stability when they are standing still, but they all seem to do it. Same algorithm?
Finally. If you can't afford a full Spot and building a full mini cheetah is too much, then why not follow the instructions provided by Jegatheesan Soundarapandian to build a Baby MIT Cheetah robot:
OK, not quite as impressive, but it still looks like fun and is much more affordable. You could probably build a lot more than nine of these and that would be worth seeing.
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|Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 November 2019 )