This Remote Controlled Car Can Jump 9 Metres In the Air

By Jesus Diaz on at

There is a new version of Sand Flea, the amazing 5kg radio-controlled car beast that can race and jump over buildings.

Developed by Boston Dynamics — the same guys who created the freaky Big Dog — Sand Flea is being developed for the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force.

Soldiers would be able to use these little monsters to explore the battle field through all type of obstacles. This new version can actually jump 9.1m in the air. Enough to get onto the roof of a building.

Sand Flea uses an onboard stabilisation system that "keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings." I really wish I could buy one of these beauties.