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Have you seen the Robotic cube that can balance, jump and even walk!!

23/12/13 Inventions,Oi
Have you seen the Robotic cube that can balance, jump and even walk!!

Researchers from Switzerland have built a cube-shaped robot that can walk around and balance itself on its edges or corners.


The Swiss researchers at Zurich's ETH Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control have created the Robotic Cube known as the Cubli.


 

The Cubli has three internal spinning wheels, which provide a gyroscopic balancing force.


Cubli can be ordered to fall in any direction. Combining these three abilities -- jumping, balancing, and controlled falling -- the Cubli is able to 'walk'.


The Inertial sensors are connected to an embedded processor and a controller keeps the Cubli aware if its position and orientation, allowing it to stand up on one edge and move up from there to a single corner and even spin.


The practical uses of the Cubli's unusual method of locomotion includes walking around on planets during space exploration, and as a way to develop self-assembling robots.


See this Cubli in action HERE


Source:t3

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