Robot ball crawls back to you

Well, here’s something you don’t get to see every day – a robot ball that once thrown away comes back to you!

The Norwegian engineer Kare Halvorsen created the invention, known as MorpHex. Being a robot ball it packs quite a bit of wiring and electronics so perhaps you won’t get to kick it around but still it’s something worth seeing. Being a robot and a ball at the same time MorpHex has six retractable legs that open up when the ball/robot gets rolled away and then the whole thing crawls back to you. As big as a model globe MorpHex contains 25 servos, a Basic Micro ARC-32 board, an Xbee radio, a 5000 mAh battery and an 8 amp regulator. Everything then gets crammed into a… model globe.

MorpHex robot ball

Right now the Norwegian inventor is working on an update that will allow MorpHex to roll in a controlled direction. No word on mass production or price as of now, though.


Source: Freshinfos.com

Related posts

Toshiba presents the Satellite Radius convertible PC

Toshiba presents the Satellite Radius convertible PC

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has officially presented the new Satellite Radius 11 2-in-1 convertible PC, designed for price conscious customers. One of the main features of the Satellite Radius 11 is a two-axis hinge that...

Acer extends Veriton Nettop Line

Acer Veriton nettops family, today gets two fresh additions - the N281G and N282G models. The appropriate for everyday tasks compact PCs have a screw-less chassis for ease upgrades and maintenance, both are powered by Intel Atom processors and coming pre-loaded with Windows 7...

HTC reveals the Desire HD and Desire Z Android smartphones

HTC Corporation revealed two new Android smartphones - the 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z qwerty slider, coupled with the company’s new HTC Sense. The HTC Desire HD has an aluminum casing with bright 4.3-inch (480 x 800) LCD touch screen display with pinch-to-zoom capability...

Leave a comment