Jumping Robot for Lunar Exploration Can 100 Feet Over Complex Terrains

(Photo : Elliot W. Hawkes / UCSB / Nature) A new engineering breakthrough was achieved by scholars from the University of California Santa Barbara. In the study, experts were able to develop a robotic machine that could jump as high as 100 times its height. UCSB’s Jumping Robot (Photo: Elliot W. Hawkes / UCSB / Nature) The jumping robot was designed to leap over the complex terrains on the moon. The main focus of this research is to create a machine that could easily travel on rocky surfaces on future lunar and other astronomical missions, instead of pursuing research on wheels.

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