X-RHex Lite robotic leaps throughout gaps in a single sure (video)

X-RHex Lite robot leaps across gaps in a single bound (video)

Transfer apart, Sand Flea, you are not the one leaping robotic on the town. The researchers over on the College of Pennsylvania have taught their little six-legged X-RHex Mild to make leaps and bounds as nicely, making it considered one of a few bots to each run and bounce successfully. Whereas it could actually’t spring as excessive because the Boston Dynamics critter, the X-RHex can cross gaps with not only a sure however a operating gait, given sufficient room. It might additionally flip itself over, climb onto a ledge with a double hop and carry out a leaping seize to one thing as excessive as seventy three centimeters (28.seventy four inches). The X-RHex itself is not new; the curved-legged contraption has been round for at the very least a pair years, and even sported a cat-like tail for stability at one level. Nonetheless, the truth that the hefty 6.7 kilogram (14.eight pound) machine can now somersault by means of the air is a fairly a victory, and one which reminds us of the approaching robocalypse. Examine the video under to see the bouncy man in motion.

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