După ce Google a cumpărat Boston Dynamics, uite că apar şi alte companii care testează diverşi roboţi, mai mult sau mai puţin alergători. Cei de la MIT au construit un robot care fuge şi sare peste obstacole, părerea mea fiind că seamănă izbitor cu robotul de la Boston:
It’s bad enough that Boston Dynamics has made a robotic cheetah that can run nearly 30 m.p.h. (48 km/h). Now MIT has its own cheetah-robot that can autonomously leap tall obstacles in a single bound. The robot uses lasers to see its environment, and the onboard computer uses a three-part algorithm to detect an obstacle, adjust its approach, then measure the appropriate jump trajectory. The entire process takes about 100 milliseconds. Right now the cheetah can clear hurdles as high as 18 in. (46 cm) at an average running speed of 5 m.p.h. (8 km/h).