Military robot ‘hops’ over walls

The robot is shoebox sized and guided by GPS. Photo credit: BBCMost of the time, the shoebox-sized robot – which is being developed for the US military – uses its four wheels to get around.

But the Precision Urban Hopper can use a piston-actuated "leg" to launch it over obstacles such as walls or fences.

The robot could boost the capabilities of troops and special forces engaged in urban warfare, say researchers.

The programme is being funded by Darpa, the US military’s research arm.

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  1. marc says:

    Incredible! I wonder how high it can ‘jump’. This should be nice to see.


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