Watch MIT's Mini Cheetah Robot Do Backflips

The mini robot can even trot and swing like a pro.
Loukia Papadopoulos

MIT has a new robot and it gives Boston Dynamics a run for their money. The little machine can do backflips and trot just like a pro.

"MIT'S new mini cheetah robot is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. At only 20 pounds the limber quadruped can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over uneven terrain about twice as fast as an average person's walking speed," reads MIT's video description.

Watching the little guy handle backflips and falls is mesmerizing. Better yet the robot can even swing as if dancing.