Sandia National Laboratories Creates Hopping Robots For Outer Space Situations

 - Sep 21, 2009
References: trendhunter
Outer space is a very unpredictable journey for both humans and robots. While humans can think their way out of sticky situations, robots haven’t been so lucky. Now, Sandia National Laboratories has created hopping robots to help our technological friends in sticky situations.

The hopping robots are inspired by the clumsy jumping patterns of grasshoppers and can reach a height between 10 ad 20 feet. The hopping robots are perfect for unexpected terrain and possible traps that they may encounter.

It may not be the greatest innovation in space exploration, but these hopping robots sure do open up a lot of doors when it comes to scaling tricky terrain.