Monday, June 30, 2008

Grass Hopper Inspired robot

About the size of a locust and weighing on 7 grams, this tiny robot can jump 27 times its own size.

Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Microrobot Can Make Staggering Leaps

ScienceDaily (May 22, 2008) — Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL are unveiling a novel, grasshopper-inspired jumping robot at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation May 21 in Pasadena, California. The robot weighs a miniscule 7 grams, and can jump 1.4 meters, or more than 27 times its body size -- ten times farther for its size and weight than any existing jumping robot

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