GOAT Robot Leg Demonstrates Explosive Jumping

Inspired by mountain goats, this novel robotic leg could result in robots that move in completely new waysImage: Simon Kalouche/CMUCMU researchers have developed a new robot leg that delivered 20 joules in jumping experiments, achieving a height of 82 centimeters, or more than double its body height.

Most legged robots are easily identifiable as such, because we all know what legs look like: they look like legs. Maybe human legs, maybe mammal legs, maybe bird legs, but legs are legs. Where...


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