Salto is an impressive leaping robot that can leap up on a wall and then push off of the wall to get extra height. Though only a foot tall, even without a wall, salto can jump in place higher than you can from standing. This little robot is being taught new tricks and is fun to watch.
The robot’s amazing hop is the result of studying animals that excelled in jump distances. The designer found success in replicating these animal’s pre-jump crouch.
They’ve talked about adding an arm or a grasping tail, and perhaps multiple legs.
A goal mentioned is a robot that can quickly navigate complicated urban environments for search and rescue missions.