The Base Jumping Robot

It seems that even robots can have a bad day and when they do, there is only one thing to do, climb a tall building and jump off! Fortunately, it seems that Disney Research and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have other ideas with the Paraswift, this is robot that loves to base jump, and yes, I did say that!

According to Paul Beardsley of Disney Research he said;

“The big benefit of this is that you don’t need to have a seal between the physical robot and the wall because the vortex forms its own seal round the low-pressure area,”

To finish off he came up with an interesting scenario for the base jumping robot;

“For example, with Google Street View, at street level trees and pedestrians could obscure the view,”

Soon we could be seeing robots jumping off tall buildings and gliding down to earth.

Source [Geeky Gadgets]