X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: 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:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Transforming Morphex Robot Now Rolls in a Ball, Calls Itself Samus

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Remember that omni-directional robot called the Morphex? The ‘bot had the ability to transform from a ball to a robot and back. This robot was created by Norwegian Engineer Kåre Halvorsen and it is a neat little piece of technology. Now the Morphex has learned some new tricks of the Metroid variety. It can not only transform from a ball to a robot, but it can also roll around.

The robot uses the motors on one side of its body to push itself along while contracted into a ball. It may not be the best way to roll, but it does the job, although it moves in an arc rather than a straight line. It can’t straighten itself out yet, but that capability will come one day. Halvorsen has some ideas to fix this, like reworking the legs, and plans on allowing it to move in any direction with its next upgrade. He also plans to add 36 RGB Starlite LED’s to improve things visually.

Its builder currently has his eye on winning the Boca Bearings 2012 Innovation Competition with this ‘bot. That would win him $10,000, which would go a long way toward improving upon this already awesome robot.

[via Geek]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

The Sunrise Dovetail Joint

The Sunrise Dovetail Joint

Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

A Southern Roadtrip in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

A Southern Roadtrip in the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Mazda Motorsports Launches Hardtop for MX-5 Racers

Mazda Motorsports Launches Hardtop for MX-5 Racers

Hot Toys Star Wars Death Star Gunner 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Star Wars Death Star Gunner 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Sentinel Re: Edit 11 Modular Iron Man Action Figure

Sentinel Re: Edit 11 Modular Iron Man Action Figure

Advertisement