BASE jumping is one of the most exciting sports around, but it's also one of the most dangerous. This BASE jumping robot called Paraswift can climb walls and jump off all by itself, saving you from potential injury, but where's the fun in that?
The Paraswift uses a low pressure vortex that lets it stick to a smooth vertical surface, then once it reaches the prescribed height, it pops open its parachute and pushes off. The robot can carry a camera that shoots video on the way down, which is probably why Disney has a stake in the project.
The initial testing shows it jumping from only about 30 feet, but presumably that height can be scaled up. Otherwise it looks pretty lame compared to when those two guys jumped off the Burj Khalifa.
Via Geeky Gadgets