Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Published on Mar 27, 2012
Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboard stabilization system keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings. Current development of Sand Flea is funded by the The US Army's Rapid Equipping Force. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com.

Comments

  • Reminds me of a jumping spider

  • I can’t stop laughing. I keep imagining it as this little life form who’s just going about his business, yet always feels slightly disoriented. But that’s just me.

  • Yeah ok but can it kickflip???

  • Is this a rainbow six siege thing

  • It uses nuclear thrusters to jump

  • Give me a price!!!!

  • Who’s here from FRC Deep Space

  • Loved it superb technique appreciable work

  • I guess with everything good there is bad side too

  • acrobatist )

  • Why do I find this funny

  • I want it

  • But the twitch drone cant jump smh

  • Still not as though as a Nokia

  • Me: "So what it will jump like a foot" **5 seconds later** Me: "HOLY FUCK WATCH THAT LITTLE BUTCH JUMP!"

  • Solid

  • 0:15 There is no way it can jum.... nevermind

  • Rainbow six siege

  • *W E E E E E E*

  • Goin down a robot rabbit hole thanks to joe rogan

  • Watch Dogs 2 😂😂 BTW Boston Dynamics Good Work 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Wheels sounds like I'm sucking empty smoothly!!

  • I could imagine that jumping at my grandma after diner

  • Dear santa..........

  • Real life rocket league is here

  • Came to my school

  • That's nuts.

  • Holy smolders...wow...!!

  • Is this fuxking real? Editing video? Show me I Dont believe

  • 0:36 😭

  • how is this robot getting the thrust???

  • I need this

  • great job to do

  • Why the camera cut from 0:17 and 0:18 ???

  • It speaks to how terrible human beings are the the most popular comments involve adapting these robots for war. There are practical uses for this technology that DON’T involve killing people.

  • Jumpy jumps the III

  • 0:33 Me “No don’t jump, !!!!!!!!”

  • Waw🤭

  • he yeet

  • Strap C4 to this guy and have him hop into an enemies elevated fighting position!

  • What is even more terrifying than a robot jumping on top of a building is a robot that jumps OFF a building and is completely fine from the landing. WITHOUT SUSPENSION OR DAMPERS OR ANYTHING.

  • Here's a thought. Could this be build cost effective enough to mass produce as a purchasable RC toy? Or would the launching mechanism produce too much force, so it would banned as too dangerous??

  • omg it's suicidal

  • so its a robot springtail?

  • Your defense tower is now futile

  • can i buy this?

  • 와 뭔데 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ뭔가 신기하면서 귀엽네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • This & Salto- the difference? Ones a car & can jump onto a 1 story building, the other is unipedal and can jump 1m (& could possibly be bipedal.) How cool eh? Sure Salto can't jump that high but give it som thought that it can do parcore.

  • Whoah we need this in electric skateboards:p

  • it’s fake

  • Imagine if one of these became sapient and just started jumping all over the place

  • Like zi vienes de El Plech y quieres ese robot XD

  • Where buy the robot??????

  • Where could i buy one of these robots ?

  • When I say "jump", you say "how high?"

  • This is the only rover machine design which can explore the unknown surfaces of planets.

  • WTF... WHY ISNT THIS ON RAINBOW SIX SIEGE.???? The RC should jump to the rooftop!!!

  • What are requirements used to build it?

  • Not only can they run faster than us, but they can also jump higher than us. Yeah, we're doomed.

  • Remember that kid from highschool who always played with rc cars. This is what he probably does now

  • wtf ?!

  • What happens if we attach weapons with this robot§?

  • Do you ever feel like shitty human beings for making weapons instead of contributing positively to humanity?

  • Sand Flea over here looking like it came out of rollcage

  • Could you tell the mechanism used to make it jump

  • shut up and take my money

  • watch dogs 2 ?

  • dear boston dynamics, i am not an engineer but i have a very serious suggestion for this bot: ad a *WHEEEE* sound to the launch functionality.

  • wasint the jumping sumo inough

  • rainbow six siege bot

  • i wish i could jump like that!

  • A new type of a suicidal robot

  • did it really have to jump off?

  • Add some plastic explosives on it and you have a stealth suicide bomber capable of scaling buildings.

  • Can't wait to see it throw itself into a volcano 😂

  • OMG

  • How it gonna work

  • Sheer Heart Attack has no weaknesses

  • Watch Dogs 2 :D

  • kawaii...

  • WOW

  • Mmmhhh... Newton.

  • Still my favourite bot from bostondynamics

  • Put a camera on it! Tactical Drone!

  • Неплохая военная разработка

  • Oh this is a cute kids toy- *_HOLY FRICK IT CAN JUMP TO THE MOON AND NOT BREAK_*

  • I bet this is probably going to be used in the army one way or another.

  • are these videos monetized? BD would earn shit ton of money in youtube which would be great for their funding. I mean upload a video every other day = cash

  • Daí surgiu a ideia de termos Drones que pulam no Rainbow Six Siege kkkkkkkj

  • 😁

  • Wtf

  • jajaja raimbow six drone?

  • and one day it will be having jumping spider design.

  • Ow my God

  • Build the one that can have sex with college girls and women. A proper fuck-machine! not Amazon fuck machine

  • r6s drones

  • RC-XD Inbound

  • 0:30 suicidal robot

  • Hahahaha