MIT researchers have come up with a new control system that makes it easier for 4-legged robots to overcome uneven terrain. It has two parts to process real-time input from a video camera on the front of the robot and translate it into instructions for how the robot should move its body.
As the above video shows, the researchers tested their system on the MIT mini cheetah. This system doesn’t require the terrain to be mapped in advance. You can find out more about it here.