Made Us Look: Cube Robot
You guys. We’ve seen the future. And it’s full of jumping cubes.
The machine works on a set of spinning wheels, similar to what’s used in orbiting satellites with the added consideration of gravity. Three internally rotating wheels spin along three axis at different speeds, and it all adds up to is three awesome movements: (1) Controlling the fall of the cube to produce a walking action. (2) Suddenly braking for a jumping movement. And (3), our favorite, the impressive ability to balance any of its corners.
Thanks to super smart sensors, the device is reactionary too, meaning if you try to push it down while it’s balancing, it will stay upright, you big bully, you.
It’s hard to understand the extent of all its awesomeness without a demonstration. Let’s cut to video.
Impressed yet? Well brainiacs around the world are. There are already talks to use the technology for planetary exploration. So get ready to suit up. You might be going to Mars for your future grandchild’s high school graduation.
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