The Jollbot Robot

The Jollbot Robot

 Jollbot – Jumps like a grasshopper, stings like a bee

Jumping over hurdles and rolling through better surfaces is daunting. Similarly, maneuvering over on the lunar and extraterrestrial surfaces is equally challenging for the bots and machines alike. Making robots with ability to move about efficiently in all terrains is expensive and cumbersome, therefore Jollbot is a great introduction here. Created by Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, the Jollbot is a robot that can jump like a grasshopper and roll like a ball. (w/Video)

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Parkour: To Get From One Point To Another Quickly And Efficiently

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Founded by Frenchman David Belle, the aim of parkour is to get from one point to another as quickly and as efficiently as possible, making use of any maneuvre needed to get around any obstacles.

Not to be confused with free running, which is something different.

Wikipedia defines the difference as this: “Parkour as a discipline comprises efficiency, whilst free running embodies complete freedom of movement – and often includes many acrobatic manoeuvres.”

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