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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hight speed 3D printed robot crawler

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab have introduced a new high speed 3D printed robot designed to be flexible enough to manoeuver under a door. The segmented robot named the Sprawl Tuned Autonoumous Robot (STAR),  has two natural positions: in its default posture, its body is raised between two ski-like legs, giving it a higher profile. When it encounters a tight passage, however, it spreads its legs to flatten its body and scoot under the door with a series of fan-like feet. Check the video below.

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