Does This Acrobatic Robot Have Olympic Aspirations?

Besides a mastery of their limbs that lets them scamper over almost any terrain, animals—and humans—have the ability to jump over obstacles that are difficult to traverse. And that's a skill that most robots are only just starting to learn. » 5/09/13 10:35am 5/09/13 10:35am

HRex Robot Can Conquer Any Terrain with Manic Thrashing

The adorable Boston Dynamics RHex robot uses a combo of legs, wheels and paddles to cover pretty much any terrain, water included. It looks like some sort of frantic animal as it thrashes around in the grass and the sand, but it manages to make it through every time. Lil' RHex is remote controllable from up to half a… » 11/09/07 2:15pm 11/09/07 2:15pm