London, Sept 16 (ANI): A robot that can leap over walls and obstacles more than 7.5metres has been developed.
The shoebox-sized robot named the Precision Urban Hopper uses four wheels to move around and is guided by the GPS.
It uses a piston-actuated "leg" to jump over high walls and fences, reports The BBC.
According to researchers, the Hopper can be used a tactical weapon by the armed forces in urban regions and would be able to reduce deaths during warfare and other strategic operations.
Darpa, the US military's research wing arm, is financing the development and research on the robot.
The Urban Hopper is slated to be delivered by the end of next year. (ANI)