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polymorphic blob robot by iRobot
« on: October 14, 2009, 08:37:32 AM »
Two years ago DARPA asked for proposals on a robot that was essentially The Blob for the ChemBot program. They wanted a robot that change volume by a factor of 10, and fit under doorways ("one centimeter height").

My team submitted a proposal, but we lost out to iRobot. What I can't figure out from the video, however, is how they planned to make it autonomous . . .

iRobot's Soft Morphing Blob 'Bot Takes Its First Steps

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Re: polymorphic blob robot by iRobot
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 04:10:54 PM »
Creepy... Although it is actually quite amazing to see the technology science has brought these days...

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Re: polymorphic blob robot by iRobot
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 07:49:17 PM »
It actually makes a lot of sense how it works. Doesn't seem to hard to DIY.

What kind of flexible plastic did they use?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!

Link: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino



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