Jimmy Fallon – MIT and the mini Cheetah
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Stupor by Jimmy Fellon. “Why did you develop this thing?”
A symptomatic question from anyone who is not part of the hype world of Cheetah, Sophia and alike.
Just to show you that the Cheetah can make 5 flipbacks and its a master of mobility.
OKAY. We can do flipbacks since the age of 5 …
This is a perfect example of an object taken out of context. The same goes for words, situations or people.
Outside of an MIT lab, Cheetah and its flipbacks looks quite primitive. It is far from the technological prowess attributed by roboticists.
Nevertheless, the remaining question is : “Beyond military jobs, and flipbacks, what is it good for on a daily basis?