Paraswift climbs buildings, jumps, lives to tell the tale (video)
byBrian Heater||September 12th 2011 at 5:02amSeptember 12th 2011 5:02 am
Looks like not even our parachuting jobs are safe from the robot onslaught. Disney Research and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have joined forces to bring the world Paraswift, a plucky little robot with a penchant for scaling buildings and a thirst for thrills. The team recently posted some video of the 'bot, which can climb a wall, deploy a parachute and then coast relatively safely to the ground. Paraswift is more than just a mechanical thrill-seeker, however -- the machine has a built-in camera that can be used to record footage for use in 3D models. Death-defying video after the break.
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