Engineers have created a tiny robot that can jump and run like a cheetah

Engineers have created a tiny robot that can jump and run like a cheetah

Engineers have created a tiny robot that can jump and run like a cheetah

Photo: screenshot/New Scientist 

Scientists have created a centimeter soft robot that can run at a relatively high speed. This is reported by New Scientist.

He can run 70 lengths of his body every second — this speed is more than three times the running speed of a cheetah, given the size of the bodies. The researchers even had to buy a special high-speed camera to capture the running footage.

Robot done of rubber-like material twisted into an inverted U-shape with metal wires passed through it. When the electric currents in these wires interact with the magnetic field around the robot, it moves. They hope that eventually the invention will be used in medicine to deliver drugs or perform procedures inside the human body.

“It took several months to find a good leg design. But now the robot can walk on any flat surface, such as rubber, wood or paper”, — says Guoyun Mao of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

In addition, the robot can run, spin in circles, swim in water, jump over small obstacles and carry goods. The battery life is half an hour, in the future they plan to increase this period.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga