"This Robot's Acrobatic Leaps Are the Coolest Thing You'll See Today" in IEEE Spectrum
May 10, 2013
This Robot's Acrobatic Leaps Are the Coolest Thing You'll See Today
By: Evan Ackerman | Posted 8 May 2013
Animals can jump. It’s one of the things that makes them so good at getting around. To be more specific, though, animals can generally jump in addition to whatever other method of movement that they employ. We’ve seen lots of robots that can run, and lots of robots that can jump, but with a fewexceptions, there hasn’t been a lot of effective crossover, because building a robot that’s physically capable of doing both in a useful manner is not an easy task.