'Salto' Robot Jumps Over Three Times Its Height and Navigates Obstacle Courses

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley first introduced Salto, a little robot able to bounce over three feet high, in 2016. Now, they've updated the under-one-foot-tall robot with numerous new skills. Salto can bounce in place like a pogo stick, jump through obstacle courses, and take short jaunts through Berkeley's campus powered by a radio controller. The Berkeley researchers hope Salto will advance the development of small, nimble search-and-rescue mission robots.