Solar-powered hopping robots? It’s been done…

TINY Jumping RobotActually, it’s been done, but not this nicely. Those guys at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have a nice report on their “microglider” project. They do some fine work!

Bah. That picture is too small! Let’s look at a BIG one!

Ooo! And they have more big pictures here! This one is nice – it shows the mechanics on the oher side. (Don’t you love the intarwebs?)