We've built up a sort of liking for robots ever since we started writing about them, and we couldn't just overlook the one invented by researchers from School of Chemical Engineering and Technology.
We'd put up a video if we had one, but the folks behind the existence of this insect-like critter didn't provide one yet.
It's a real shame too. We would have loved to see it strut and prance on the water's surface.
That's what the robot does, apparently
. By using highly repellent foam coating, the bot can keep its legs afloat and leap across the water over 5.5-inch (14 cm) distances.
The concept is not new, but the implementation is the first successful ones. Other projects failed to withstand multiple leaps, due to weight and the low resistance of the liquid.