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inflatable robots (ideas/videos I saw on a website)
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:54:42 AM »
The particular examples in the link below are of painfully slow ineffective robots. They also require tethering to a huge air compressor.

That said, it seems like a neat idea that - if done right - might have promise in some specific application.

Hopefully this gives someone ideas . . .

http://www.hizook.com/blog/2011/11/21/inflatable-robots-otherlab-walking-robot-named-ant-roach-and-complete-arm-plus-hand

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Re: inflatable robots (ideas/videos I saw on a website)
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 11:43:16 PM »
Lol. I'm sure something like this has been done more effectively in movies as props.

I'm also not sure it's a great idea to have such a seemingly light robot near the ocean because of high winds.

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Re: inflatable robots (ideas/videos I saw on a website)
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2011, 05:32:01 AM »
Oooh, this made me instantly think of those helium filled "penguins" from maybe... 2 years ago? Slow, yes, even these were, but somewhat graceful.

Not the same approach as the top links, but inflatable, non-the-less.

Hopefully this helps spark a few more ideas and options :D

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« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 06:01:34 AM by Redcap »

 


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