Ugh: Sand Flea Robotic Car Can Jump Over 30-Feet -- UP

March 28, 2012


Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. The four-wheeled creeper can allegedly clear obstacles up to 30-feet high and undoubtedly fill an upstairs bedroom with poison gas quicker than you can say, "Honey -- did you hear something?" and her respond, "You probably woke your self up farting again, go back to bed." (I said fast, not instantaneous)

Hit the jump for a worthwhile video of the leaping creeper in action.

Sand Flea Jumping Robot of the Day []

Thanks to crean, Mark, Suz, HELL TO THE F*** NO and Universal, who agree there should be laws against jumping robots. Also: people jumping in elevators. That shit scares me!

  • This_Update_Sucks

    Needs more House of Pain.

  • Yeaaaa we're we're going to have robots jumping on our heads greeaaattt.

  • Todd Stinchcomb

    There's something fishy going on right at :18 secs. There's an edit.

  • n_a_a_s

    good eye, I think the cameraperson stopped or paused recording for a second after the robot positioned itself to jump - then hit start again within seconds realizing the edit wasn't necessary & the thing was going to jump on the roof anyways

  • Leo

    Definitely an edit from 0:17-0:18. You can notice some bits of debris shifting on the bottom left corner and a small bit of clouds disappear from the scene as well on the top right corner.

  • artisan54

    yea they might have boosted the launch on that one. there is definitely a skip there.

    still cool the 10-15 ft jumps

  •  Not only is there an edit at :17, there's an edit before each jump (except when it jumps down from the roof). Should have gotten the HumanBirdWings guys to piece this one together....

  • Best. RC car. Ever.

    Seriously, let's start marketing these.

  • If they do, I foresee lots of little brothers getting uppercutted by jumping robots.

  • Ickolith

    Good thing I'm faster than their big brothers.

  • Joe Eldredge

    Sure he can jump around, but lets see him 
    Jump up Jump up and get down.

  • n_a_a_s

    that's one hell of an ollie

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