Inexpensive Cardboard Robots Modeled After Cockroaches

Inexpensive Cardboard Robots Modeled After Cockroaches
technology

DASH (Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod) robots are being built by the Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory at the University of California.

Kyle Studstill
  • 16 february 2010

DASH (Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod) robots are being built by the Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory at the University of California. These devices are built from cardboard and simple mechanical components that can be assembled in less than an hour at a cost of less than $10. Modeled after the movement of cockroaches, the robots are quick (1.5 meters/second), can scale objects larger than themselves, and are becoming increasingly sophisticated as the DASH team continues to develop them.

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