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Blast Off With These Amazing Nasa Robots!

By Vadim Newquist Feb 25, 2013

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Frogbot

Frogbot is a prototype of a small hopping robot that moves by rolls and hops. It could someday help explore Mars. No matter how it lands, Frogbot can right itself quickly by flipping first onto its back, then raising itself up with the help of a flap that is also a solar array. The robot, which weighs less than 3 pounds, can hop 8 feet on Earth. On Mars, where gravity is about one-third that of Earth, Frogbot could clear 24 feet!

Tags: science, slideshows, robots, life, space, nasa

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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