Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Moogle Inspection Bot: is That a Robot in Your Crawlspace?

by Range

This 6-inch robot is supposed to be able to go where no human has gone before: into small crawlspaces to see what’s up. Daiwan House will be putting this ‘bot on the market in April 2011 and hope making inspections a wee bit easier, thanks to their pint-sized robot pal.

moogle robot japan inspection

The Moogle was developed with the Chiba Institute of Technology. It was especially designed for the way houses are made in Japan, since most of them don’t have basements, but have to be elevated 20″ above the ground for ventilation purposes.

YouTube Preview Image

The ‘bot is controlled remotely via a computer interface. Moogle’s got a wireless LAN connection, LED lighting, and has a laser range finder. There’s a wide-angle camera and a CCD camera too, so you can see where its going. It weighs about 15kg and will work for an hour on one charge. It will cost ¥40,000 ($500 USD) to rent for a month or ¥200,000,000 ($24,600 USD) to purchase.

[via Plastic Pals]




Comments (2):

  1. Look forward to reading your next site.

  2. Look forward to reading your next site.

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by