MIT's Springy Mini Cheetah is the First Four-Legged Robot to Backflip

MIT 's new mini cheetah robot can perform a 360-degree backflip from a standing position, walk either right-side up or upside-down, and run over rough terrain. Each of the robot's legs is powered by three identical, low-cost electric motors made from off-the-shelf parts that can easily be swapped out for a new one. The 20-lb mini cheetah is a miniature version of MIT's Cheetah 3 robot.