29 Jun '17, 1pm

Salto-1P Is the Most Amazing Jumping Robot We've Ever Seen

Salto-1P Is the Most Amazing Jumping Robot We've Ever Seen

Salto is short for “Saltatorial Locomotion on Terrain Obstacles,” a reference to saltatorial animals, which are adapted to locomotion by jumping. Kangaroos and rabbits are a few saltatorial animals that you’re probably familiar with, but Salto was particularly inspired by the galago, or bushbaby , which has a vertical jumping agility that no other animal can match. The galago is able to manage this thanks to a rather clever bit of leg design which uses variable mechanical advantage, leveraging the shape of their leg to amplify the force that their muscles can deliver. For all the details on the jumping ability of the original Salto (and how it’s different from other jumping robots), be sure and read our very in-depth article about it , because this article is focused on the new and upgraded Salto-1P.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hard...

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