Roach-Robot Hybrid

May 16th, 2005 | Filed under: AI, Design, Humor, Mechanical Tech, Programming | 2 Comments »

The roach (the robot’s CPU) sits on top of a ping pong ball (the robot’s trackball). The robot’s motion is controlled by infrared sensors that flash lights at the roach whenever it senses objects in its path. The light causes the roach to change directions. Find more details and other animal robot hybrids at conceptlab.

via Engadget | collision detection

2 Comments on “Roach-Robot Hybrid”

  1. 1 angermann2 said at 4:34 am on May 17th, 2005:


    “Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine” is a cockroach-controlled mobile robot system. The system uses a living Madagascan hissing cockroach atop a modified trackball to control the three-wheeled robot. Infrared sensors also…

  2. 2 Roach-Robot Hybrid said at 11:19 pm on June 7th, 2005:

    Roach-Robot Hybrid

    Roach-Robot Hybrid

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