06 December 2016
Vol 1, Issue 1

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ONLINE COVER A Hop, Skip, and a JUMP! Shown is the integrated robotic platform Salto. Optimal jumping requires the efficient use of instantaneous power from the combined and modulated motion of muscle and tendon, often exceeding what can be achieved by muscle alone. Drawing inspiration from animal agility studies, Haldane et al. developed a leg mechanism with improved power modulation to create a robot with exceptional single jump and sequential jumping capabilities. Science Robotics is launching to promote the communication of fundamental research, general principles, original developments, and new applications of robotics. [CREDIT: D. HALDANE]