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  • bugminer
    the rest of the address is on the next line and is the same colour as normal text, you have to watch out for that. bugminer ... messge. ... than a hard sphere.
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 10, 2008
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      the rest of the address is on the next line and is the same colour as
      normal text, you have to watch out for that.

      bugminer

      > Billn204,
      >
      > Thanks for the note. All I could get is a "Page not found" erreor
      messge.
      > Sounds very interesting though.
      > The GroundBot that may be sent to Mars will be inflatable, rather
      than a hard sphere. It'll be
      > inflated after the craft lands.
      > WayneC
      >
    • bugminer
      Ha!Cool! :)
      Message 2 of 8 , Dec 10, 2008
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        Ha!Cool! :)

        --- In beam@yahoogroups.com, "billn204" <billnoble204@...> wrote:
        >
        > Check out the jumping rolling sphere:
        >
        > Jollbot - Grasshopper like robot on a mission to space
        > http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/jollbot_grasshopper_like_robot_on_
        > a_mission_to_space_.php
        >
        > One of the major challenges that face robots designed for space
        > exploration is being able to move over rough terrain. Robots with
        > legs are generally very complex, expensive to build and control, and
        > encounter problems if they fall over. Wheels are a simpler solution
        > to this, but are limited by the size of obstacles they can overcome,
        > so a better option needs to be developed. Accordingly, Rhodri and
        > colleagues at the University's Centre for Biomimetic and Natural
        > Technologies have been looking to nature for inspiration - designing
        > a robot that jumps obstacles in its path like an insect. A Bath
        > University student has designed a robot that jumps like a grasshopper
        > and rolls like a ball. The "Jollbot" has been created by PhD student
        > Rhodri Armour, and can jump over obstacles and roll over smoother
        > terrain.
        >
        > Armour took measurements using a high-speed camera to analyze how the
        > robot jumped and to predict how it might behave in a low-gravity
        > environment, such as in space. The robot is also flexible and small,
        > weighing less than a kg, meaning it will not have trouble tagging
        > along on space missions.
        >
        > -- In beam@yahoogroups.com, "astro9073444" <astro90734@> wrote:
        > >
        > > Check out this bot. It's a sphere that rolls around. Could be
        > adapted for beam use. I could
        > > just see a bunch of autonomous spheres rolling all over.
        > > It was originally designed to explore other planets. It may be
        > added to the next Mars mission.
        > >
        > >
        > > http://rotundus.se/
        > >
        >
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