Robot Jumper Leaps to New Heights

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have propelled a mechanical jumper to new heights using a new method for increasing available energy.

“We wanted to understand what the limits were on engineered jumpers,” said UC Santa Barbara engineering professor Elliot Hawkes . “There hadn’t really been a study that compares and contrasts the two and how their limits are different — whether engineered jumpers are really limited to the same laws that biological jumpers are.”