This article was published on June 30, 2017

This adorable tiny robot is insanely good at jumping


This adorable tiny robot is insanely good at jumping
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Hey friends. How’s your day been? Good? Bad? So-so? Whatever the case, this robot is about to make it a bit better.

Say hello to the Salto-1P, an adorable little robot created by a team at UC Berkely. It can jump really high:

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It can jump really fast:

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It can jump backwards:

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It can even jump over uneven terrain:

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Basically, it’s just really good at jumping. You can watch the whole video on the project here:

There’s some clever engineering behind it too. Because the robot accelerates off the ground so quickly, there’s little time for changing directions. Instead, the Salt-1P can be controlled midair thanks to a rotating inertial tail and a pair of tiny thrusters that help researchers point it the right way.

In any case, it’s nice to know not all of our robot overlords will be terrifying. You can head on over to the source link below to find out more on the project.