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Strange Walker bot from NASA
« on: December 03, 2007, 12:50:00 AM »
Not exactly easy to position precisely but it could sure travel over very rocky terrain well..
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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 12:59:15 AM »
It only gets better....
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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 12:09:21 PM »
neat idea!

but its soooo inefficient and lacks room for a solar panel . . .

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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 12:13:04 PM »
I've already seen it somewhere, (dunno if it was here or not).
But there will need to be some sort of very high density battery, because there is no place for something big...
Or maybe one battery in every bol and put them in parallel.
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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 01:18:03 PM »
well the only place you could stick a solor panel is on the outter sides of those "wheel" things and in the first few inches of the arms (the small part where the arm doesnt expand. But I dont see that design really taking off at all. They would have a total solar output of like 5 volts at extremely low amperes. They would be able to move maybe about 30 feet, and then have to trickle charge the batteries for about 20 hours lol
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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 05:14:16 PM »
Lacks room for static solar panels.
But this would be a good initial application for man size nuclear power. Martian spelunking that is...

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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 12:58:35 PM »
thats a nice computer animation, too bad the real robot cant do anything close to that,

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Re: Strange Walker bot from NASA
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 04:24:20 PM »
Reminds me of sodaplay.

http://sodaplay.com/

Site's changed a lot since I was last there, but you can build 2D things similar to that 3d model in the video above.

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