BallP Balances While Rolling Along
BallP (Ball Inverted Pendulum) is a 20", 16.5 lb. robot that is a combination of gyroscopes, motors, controllers and accelerometers that can move in any direction on its plastic covered bowling ball. Developed by Dr. Masaaki Kumagai, director of Tohoku Gakuin University's Robot Development Engineering Laboratory, there are plans to make the bot more user friendly and able to tote items back and forth.
Via IEEE Spectrum
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 5, 2010 8:50 PM