A walking robot using programmable springs

A walking robot using programmable springs
  This robot demonstrates the use of programmable spring actuators to create robot legs with built-in stepping reflexes. It is an interesting way of making robotic legs. The robot ‘walks’ when it is pulled along on its leash. All the behaviour is embedded in the actuators. They are using programmable spring actuators to make these legs function as though they had a ...

ARduino powered Mouse-controlled Delta robot

ARduino powered Mouse-controlled Delta robot
We spotted this video of a delta robot today that seems to be powered by an Arduino. It’s a small delta robot that only consists of three servo’s and an arduino. The mouse is interfaced using java application. We were wondering when we would see this, happen. The source code is available on the project page. We really ...

Hand of Man – Huge Mechanical Claw

Hand of Man - Huge Mechanical Claw
  [Christian Ristow] has created a much larger puppet that has caught the attention of Popular Mechanics. His Hand of Man is a 27 foot long remote control mechanical claw. Much of his time since then has been spent re-engineering and refining the design of the 27-foot-long hydraulically actuated appendage, exhibiting more and more capable crushers at a series ...

Lego MindStorm Sudoku Solver Robot

Lego MindStorm Sudoku Solver Robot
Swedish hacker [Hans Andersson] is no stranger to puzzle-solving robots. This little robot solves a sudoku puzzle all by itself. It scans the sudoku puzzle using a light sensor. It calculates the solution to the puzzle and then writes the digits. It was built around the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system, “reads” a printed sudoku page, solves the puzzle, then ...

SpiderBot – robot Climbs wall like spiderman

SpiderBot - robot Climbs wall like spiderman
Spiderbot is an under constrained cable suspended robot capable of maneuvering from one stance space to another by clinging to new contact points. It moves with four magnetic grapples that it can launch, detach, and aim according to it’s path planning algorithm. While the robot is definitely not a final product and is quite a bit away from ...

Clock using Twenty two servos

Clock using Twenty two servos
The clock displays the time just like a seven-segment displays. But instead of lighting up LEDs, the servos turn small bits of paper that are light on one side and dark on the other. Although it might not be the most power efficient way of displaying the time, we have to credit the creativity of ...