Just how much work can a blind robot do? A whole lot more than you’d think.
MIT researchers just developed a new sightless robot called “Cheetah 3” and its capabilities may surprise you.
We’ve seen robots that can walk on two legs, survive bullying, and lift heavy objects – but all those tasks become more difficult without a camera to help them ‘see’ what’s around them. Can they get around without the power of vision?
That’s exactly what MIT researchers are trying to find out – and it looks like they may be onto something. They’ve developed a blind robot, named Cheetah 3, that can run, jump onto platforms, and even climb stairs littered with obstacles, without issue.