The “Sand Flea” Is a Military Robot Capable Of Jumping 30 Feet High!

By: | April 21st, 2014

The “Sand Flea” is the latest creation from Google-owned robotics company, Boston Dynamics.

The Sand Flea doesn’t look all that intimidating rolling around on the ground but it will make your jaw drop when it jumps into the air.

Incredibly, the new robot from Boston Dynamics can soar upwards of 30 feet!

At only 11 pounds, the Sand Flea is able to prop itself up before firing a piston into the ground and flying into the air at heights easily above the average roof of a house.

With funding from the United States Army, Boston Dynamics hopes the Sand Flea can develop into a reliable robot for the military, capable of accessing hard to reach locations and providing much needed surveillance in the process.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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