Toyota Develops Robot Leg That Jumps

Toyota's actually pretty big into robotics, so their latest robotic innovation shouldn't come as any real surprise. Word is that the Japanese powerhouse has developed a robotic leg that can actually jump—a full 1.6-inches into the air, no less. Able to stay upright on its own, the robotic leg represents a coup in the development of...jumping robots, I suppose. Toyota hopes to implement the leg into two-legged robots in the future.

Giant 'leap' for robotics [AFP/Mumbai Mirror via CrunchGear]