Sand Flea Robot Leaps Thirty Feet

Robotics
Sand Flea Robot Leaps Thirty Feet

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Boston Dynamics’ Sand Flea is an eleven pound bot equipped with a device that can launch it onto buildings, over compound walls, or through a second story window. It can jump around 25 times before it needs a recharge.

Development of this bot is continuing through the help of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF). It’s an unassuming little bot that has explosive power — always interesting to see what the folks at Boston Dynamics are up to in robotics.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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