This tiny robot can jump higher than anything else in the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription.
Huge thanks to Dr. Elliot Hawkes and the rest of the group - Charles Xiao, Chris Keeley, Dr. Morgan Pope, and Dr. Günter Niemeyer - for having at UCSB and showing their high-flying jumper.
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▀▀▀ Written by Emily Zhang and Derek Muller Filmed by Derek Muller and Trenton Oliver Animation by Mike Radjabov and Ivy Tello Edited by Trenton Oliver Additional video/photos supplied by Pond5 and Getty Images Music from Epidemic Sound Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang