Adorable robotic cube jumps to the top of a pile

Robots have a hard time making their way across uneven, unstable terrain.

But not this plucky little fellow. Given the catchy name “Soft Cube Capable of Controllable Continuous Jumping” by its creators at MIT, this robot uses spring-loaded paddles to get from one place to another. It looks hopelessly clumsy, but what it lacks in grace, it more than makes up for in persistence.