saltatorial


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saltatorial

[¦sal·tə¦tȯr·ē·əl]
(zoology)
Adapted for leaping.
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In a new related development, researchers from University of California, Berkeley, designed a small robot, which has "the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded." Known as Salto (short for saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles), the robot is 10.2 inches tall when fully extended and can jump up to 1 meter (almost 3.3 feet), which is more than three times its full height.
The rodents of the family Dipodidade (e.g., Dipodomys spp.) have disproportionately large feet as an adaptation to saltatorial locomotion (Wilson and Gardner, 1990).