We are super psyched and proud to be in the Disney Accelerator program. So, when Disney invented a one-legged robot that hops, we just had to share it with our littleBits community. We love the innovative spirit of this invention and we predict this technology will influence animated and live-action films in the future.
And, it’s no surprise that this little bot bounces just like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. This invention uses a linear elastic actuator technology, which uses two compression springs and an electromagnetic actuator. The robot can bounce without a tether, though there is a cord present in the video to keep the one-legged bot from falling over.
Isn’t it cute?
H/t via Gizmodo