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The super cool Sand Flea jumping robot isn’t afraid of heights

Just when you thought you might’ve seen everything modern robotics can offer you, a new droid with an even cooler trick up its sleeve appears.

Meet the Sand Flea – Boston Dynamics’ latest creation was developed for the needs of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force. From the outside it looks like a regular RC toy car, but just take a look at what it can do.

Crazy, I know! The 11 pound (4.9kg) Sand Flea can jump up to 30 feet (almost 10 meters) in the air. It’s also equipped with an on-board video system, which brings back visual data to its remote operator, making it perfect for special ops surveillance missions.

If Boston Dynamics ever decide to make a consumer product out of this one, I’ll certainly be among the first in line to buy it.

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