LittleDog’ Robot. The Last Time we Saw the “LittleDog”, we Called him “Cute”. Now, here he is Nearly a Year Later and as you Can See, DARPA’s Experimental Robot Dog, Has Gotten a Lot More Graceful, Even Over the Rockiest of Terrain. Now, we Can Justifiably Call him Something between Uncanny and Scary. Most of the Time, this Smart Bot’s Lost his Cable Tail and Gone Wireless.
Jumping robot. Jumping and Rolling Robot Can Handle Any Terrain. Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, has invented a robot that he hopes will be a model for future space exploration and land surveying robots. Called the Jollbot, it’s a spherical robot that rolls over smooth terrain and jumps “like a grasshopper” when it encounters obstacles.