Mar 28, 2012Science and Technology
VIDEO - Sand Flea robot can jump 30 feet into the air

Developed by Boston Dynamics, the Sand Flea is an 11 pound robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboard stabilization system keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings. Current development of Sand Flea is funded by the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force. 

Video and description courtesy of Boston Dynamics

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