Boston Dynamics at it again — Sand Flea the Jumping Robot
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, those crazy, yet sophisticated thinkers, at Boston Dynamics have created another whacky robot called the “Sand Flea”. This little guy weighs in at 11lbs and is equipped with four wheels and one heck of a kick-stand for leaping great distances.
Sand Flea drives like a normal RC car — but can jump 30 feet into the air using CO2 and allowing it to make 25 jumps in a row before needing to re-juice itself up again. Sand Flea’s purpose is intended for use in Afghanistan by hoping over walls and taking a gander around the other side — and turn around and hop right back to the driver. The robot is funded by the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.