MIT researchers have developed a four-legged robot. Weighing just 20 pounds, it can get back into its natural position in a blink even when it is pushed to the ground. The most impressive stunt this robot can do is a 360 degree back-flip.

The scientists state that this robot, which they call ‘mini-cheetah’ is virtually indestructible and can recover with little damage even when it stunts go wrong. And if it breaks, the scientists have been smart to use only off the shelf parts so that it can be restored to its back-flipping potential at no significant higher costs.

They tested the mini-cheetah in an obstacle course in the lab and made it do yoga poses and found that it is very flexible while maintaining its balance at the same time.

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