Mar 29 2012   1:11PM GMT

Military robot puts Olympic high jumpers to shame

mscott2 Profile: mscott2


The “sand flea” is not an insect you would find on a camel in the Sahara, it is actually a new robot being developed to help the US Military conduct reconnaissance missions. 

Although it does look a lot like a kids remote control car, the sand flea weights only 5kg and can jump 30 feet in to the air. 
It’s rubber wheels and on-board stabilisation system help keep the sand flea stable during air time and landings. 
The chances of Downtime getting one for Christmas? Pretty slim. 

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