The Robotic Sand Flea

Boston Dynamics’ diminutive wheeled robot can drive around like an R/C car, but packs a surprise. The unassuming little robot can jump to heights of up to 30 feet clearing walls and reaching rooftops.

TED Talks: Robots That Fly… And Cooperate

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team built flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams, for construction, surveying disasters and far more. We noticed he left out “enslaving the human race”.