A large family of walking, driving, crawling and flying robots was replenished by a robot-hopper, developed by the research team of Disney.
His “jumping” performance is 19 jumps in 7 seconds, for which engineers had to use a prismatic joint called the “linear-elastic parallel drive”, consisting of a voice coil drive and two springs.
The natural question arises: why do you need a bouncing robot? According to experts, for example, competitions between such robots could well be very popular on television. In addition, “hopping” technology will be useful when creating upright robots, making their clumsy gait more natural.