Regal jumping spider aids British scientists to make huge leap forward in robotics

British scientists have made a huge leap forward in robotics by studying the regal jumping spider.

The jumping spider can leap up to six times their body length from a standing start - where humans can only manage about 1.5 body lengths.

And experts say the study can help design a new generation of robotics, BBC reported.

The regal jumping spider is distinguished by its capacity to pounce on its prey with extreme accuracy.

The research on the spider involved filming the arachnid with super accurate cameras to dissect the body mechanics of it's leap.

3D scanning of the spider's legs were also carried out to build a real life model of them.