Boston Dynamics’ sand flea robot jumps 10 meters
March 30, 2012
Sand Flea has no trouble clearing a 10-meter obstacle (about 30 feet), and it’s accurate enough that you can ask it to jump through a window two stories up and it’ll do it.
The piston (which fires out the back of the robot) is powered by a carbon-dioxide cannister, and Sand Flea can make 25 jumps in a row before it needs to juice itself up again.
Sand Flea is intended to be used in Afghanistan to hop over walls, take a look around, and hop right back home again.