Robotic Grasshopper fears the light

by edwin - on February 6th, 2009

If you ask me, this should be a robotic cockroach instead of grasshopper as grasshoppers don’t loathe the sun, while those pesky disease carrying roaches scurry away to some dark recess each time they are faced with some light. Guess the developers of this solar powered robotic grasshopper decided that a jumping toy would be more fun, and they’re right, never mind the glaring contradiction in behavior compared to the real thing. He gets all his jumping power from the sun, and will do so until he arrives at a shady place. A perfect toy to demonstrate an alternative energy principle, and you get to save on batteries in the long run with this $9.99 toy.

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