Jumping Robots

JollbotTwo jumping robots take clues from nature. Jollbot, pictured here has wire hoops with servos, a battery pack and radio receiver in the middle. When it’s spring is released, it jumps to about 2/3 of it’s height. The spring mechanism is based on insects, such as grasshoppers.

The other robot called Glumper, takes its inspiration from flying squirrels and looks similar to a pinwheel. Glumper can jump 1.17 meters high and 2 meters forward.

Both robots are very lite and could be used in space. Or they could be used where other wheeled robots would find it difficult to go, places such as staircases. These two robots were created by a group of engineers from the University of Bath in England. Link via (Physorg.com)

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