SALTO - Berkeley's leaping robot

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The researchers hope that one day this robot and other vertically agile robots can be used to jump around rubble in search and rescue missions.

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0 1. ChuckMaurice commented 82 days ago

2:13 : beware ! Communists are spying and might steal this brilliant invention.
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+3 2. thundersnow commented 82 days ago

The snotr squirrel would have been an excellent model for that project.
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+5 3. challenger451 commented 82 days ago

It looks like "landing upright" will need to be SALTO's next achievement. I think landing upright is a much bigger math problem that jumping. Keep up the good work guys. I'd like to see it land upright when you get it down.
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+3 4. Judge-Jake commented 82 days ago

So basically they have reinvented the frog, give it a couple of years and the French will be serving Salto's in restaurants with a little salt and seasoning :D:squirrel:
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+3 5. ComentAtor commented 81 days ago

i love 0:35-0:40 how they catch it .. obviously not government founded :))
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+1 6. fixento2 commented 81 days ago

Oh, that will end unemployment, starvation, lack of health care and raise humanity to the level of tech bullshit.