This is a high-speed video of the rigid top version of the robot jumping vertically.
Researchers have designed a more efficient jumping robot with three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques and a combination of hard and soft materials. Inspired by designs in nature, such as snakes or insect larvae, soft-bodied robots are safer, more adaptable, and more resilient than their traditionally rigid counterparts, but molding and powering them has proved challenging.
Credit: Wyss Ins***ute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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