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.
Paraswift climbs buildings, jumps, lives to tell the tale (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 12 Sep 2011 05:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.