Minimally Actuated Hopping Robot

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-7273
Published November 01, 2002 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A small robot that travels by hopping has been built and tested. This is a prototype of hopping robots that would carry video cameras and possibly other sensory devices and that are under consideration for use in exploring cluttered, unpredictable terrain on distant planets. On Earth, robots like this one might have value for entertainment and civilian and military reconnoitering of hazardous areas.