University of Pennsylvania’s RHex robot has six bouncy legs which let it not only run like a screaming banshee, but it can climb stairs and spring itself into the air. While it’s designed for rescue missions, we want a toy version.
Countless precisely-cut strips of paper and tiny gears comprise this amazing mechanical marvel – a biped robot assembled entirely from paper, a few wood dowels, and powered by rubber bands.
The robotic Miimo mower can automatically cut your lawn like a Roomba with a blade. Its tiny grass clippings just become mulch. Just don’t try and vacuum your living room with it.