This Cube Robot Can Climb Up Little Hills Thanks To Its Springy Tongues

Soft_Cube_Capable_of_Controllable_Continuous_Jumping Imagine you’re a squishy cube. Imagine you need to climb a hill. How do you do it? With your tongue(s), of course.
Researchers at CSAIL at MIT have created a little cube robot that can propel itself around by swiping at surfaces with metal tongues. The tongues turn around an axis and stick out briefly, jettisoning the robot into space for a moment as it rolls over obstacles. While the… Read More

from TechCrunch » Gadgets

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