Skip to comments.Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet High (Cool video at link)
Posted on 03/29/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by Islander7
Developed by Boston Dynamic as a tool to obtain information for the U.S. military, the Sand Flea, aptly named because of its incredible jumping ability, will hopefully aid soldiers in war zones by revealing potential threats, CNET reported.
The robot has four wheels and weighs 11 pounds. It can jump up to 30 feet high when not actually in a forward moving motion by using CO2 fired from a piston. And it can jump 25 times in a row before having to be recharged, IEEE Spectrum reported.
The Sand Flea has such precision, that when properly controlled, it can leap into a window of a second story building. It does this by stopping, leaning on its back wheels and then propelling itself upward.
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Somehow this reminds me of the motorcycle-terminators that CyberDyne Systems came up with.
Will a tick and flea collar stop it?
It spews CO2, based on the article. The half-wits (I’m being generous) at EPA will stop it.
We are in dire financial straits as a nation but apparently nobody told the fantasists at the Pentagon.
I want to cry whenever i read about the crazy stuff the morons in R&D dream up to spend money on.
Earth to the E Ring: Close down these dopey projects.
Just hope the EPA never gets wind of this product:
Oh...must be designed after power house crabs....
(if you weren’t reading graffiti 50 years ago, you wouldn’t understand)
That looks fake. The film is edited before each jump.
Is it a male sand flea, or a female sand flea?
It’s a male sand flea. They tried to make a female version but it couldn’t rise up sufficiently — it kept hitting a sort of glass ceiling.
Cute. Why do I imagine I am one of the last humans, desperately trying to outlast its batteries?
Would you rather have a live American soldier or Marine crawling up that wall?
(For some reason I keep seeing the pictures of the US Rangers going up Point du Hoc during D-day).
The cats would go bonkers!