November 19, 2008

UC Berkeley Lets RoACH Loose

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We admit it. Roaches may be one of God's creatures, but the site of them makes us cringe in horror. UC Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab has developed RoACH (Robotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod) that equally creeps us out. At a size of 35 x 14 x 13 mm, the bot has a flexible polymer skeleton with 2ยบ of movement and two sets of legs that bend forward or backwards. It can move one body length per second for about 9.5 minutes on its battery power before needing a recharge. You can build your own roachbot for about $1,000.00, but honestly, would you want to?

Via EECS

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 19, 2008 9:10 AM
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