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GIANT LEAP

Engineers built a tiny robot that can jump four times its height and spring off walls

  • Jacob Templin
By Jacob Templin

Executive Producer

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Few robots can jump with the agility of Salto. The robot was designed and built this year by engineers at UC Berkeley to navigate rough terrain in search and rescue missions. It was modeled after the African primate, galago, which has a unique ability to take a series of high jumps in a row. Watch the video above to see Salto in action.

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