Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Uh oh.... you just know the first thing this will be used for

Will not be for legal purposes.

Video footage has been released of a robot that can leap over obstacles more than 7.5m (25ft) high.

Most 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.

h/t to Bryan of Why Now?

Personally, I think it would make an excellent clay pigeon....

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