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February 5, 2017 AT 4:00 am

SALTO – Berkeley’s leaping robot #robotics

UC Berkeley shared their leaping robot on Youtube!

Robotics at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The researchers hope that one day this robot and other vertically agile robots can be used to jump around rubble in search and rescue missions.

Duncan Haldane, a robotics Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, led the work. Haldane is a student in the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab of Ronald Fearing, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences.

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