Watch this tiny robot do a backflip

Copyright: Science Script: Rachael Lallensack

Robots can go to Mars, but don’t ask them to jump. Our metal companions are clumsy and stiff. (Just watch them fall.) In a new study, scientists rectified this handicap by drawing inspiration from more than 20 animals, including fleas, mountain goats, and even humans, specifically parkour artists who basically perform improvised outdoor gymnastics. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack