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Boston Dynamics Sand Flea jumps 30 feet
« on: March 29, 2012, 03:39:51 AM »
No need to send in a soldier to toss a robot through the window . . . this robot does it all by itself.

Boston Dynamics also claims it can even accurately go through windows, but I have my doubts.

It looks very much in the prototype stage, so probably another year or two before the military starts using them . . .

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Re: Boston Dynamics Sand Flea jumps 30 feet
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 02:56:40 PM »
Hahahahahahah all I could do was laugh maniacally.  Awesome little bot though.  I was surprised when it jumped off of the roof.  That's a long fall. 

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Re: Boston Dynamics Sand Flea jumps 30 feet
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 09:03:38 AM »
Wow shouldn't be long before the military sees this and is like  :o How come we have never seen this before !?

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Re: Boston Dynamics Sand Flea jumps 30 feet
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 06:49:52 AM »
Wow shouldn't be long before the military sees this and is like  :o How come we have never seen this before !?
Actually the military is funding this.  Funding is by Darpa (Defense Advanced Research Projects) and by Rapid Equipping Force (US Army)...

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Re: Boston Dynamics Sand Flea jumps 30 feet
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 09:17:24 PM »
It occurs to me just now that it probably doesn't jump off sand very well :)
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