Re: Rolling 'bot
- 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.
> Thanks for the note. All I could get is a "Page not found" erreor
> Sounds very interesting though.than a hard sphere. It'll be
> The GroundBot that may be sent to Mars will be inflatable, rather
> inflated after the craft lands.
- Ha!Cool! :)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "billn204" <billnoble204@...> wrote:
> Check out the jumping rolling sphere:
> Jollbot - Grasshopper like robot on a mission to space
> 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
> 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 email@example.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/