Sphere Bot Can Go Anywhere


Robots can take a lot of different shapes. They can look like animals, or humans, or just about anything else. Some of them even take the shape of a bouncing ball. A new robot that was designed and developed by a team at the Robotics and Cybernetics Research Group at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid takes just that shape. The robots, dubbed the Rosphere, is designed to work in less than ideal ground conditions.

This is a good idea if you want to use robot on a farm, in a disaster situation, or anywhere else that the ground around you is going to be less than perfectly flat. After all the multi-sided sphere has the ability to move from place to place without too much stress. The research on the sphere shaped robots is not completely new. Various armed forces use sphere bots research, but the benefit of this robot is its simplicity, which will would keep the costs down if they are ever mass produced.

Source: GizMag
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