Saturday, September 19, 2009

Precision Urban Hopper that Springs Vertically Over High Objects

Meet the Precision Urban Hopper, the latest military invention that is able to easily pass through a bumpy terrain and spring vertically over various obstacles as high as 25 feet.
The hopper was built by Boston Dynamics, a company that specializes in developing advanced dynamic robots. Their previous projects include BigDog and PETMAN. Boston Dynamics managed to sign a contract with Sandia National Laboratories, the developer of science-based technologies for national security, to create the next gen Precision Urban Hopper.
The company's latest invention represents a shoebox-sized unmanned robot that features GPS and most importantly its hopping is 5 times more fuel-efficient compared to hovering in case the object that is to be conquered is shorter than 30 feet tall. link....

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