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
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

STAR.V3 Robot Crawls into our Hearts

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

There’s something so neat about robots which are built to replicate the movements of animals and insects. But this biologically-inspired little guy has a gait all his own and makes me want to have one as a pet.

star_v3_robot

The STAR (Sprawl Tuned Autonomous Robot) was created by David Zarrouk, Andrew Pullin, Nick Kohut and Ronald Fearing at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. The 3D-printed robot uses six spinny “legs” can adjust its sprawl angle in order to navigate over difficult obstacles, so its little legs can change the amount of ground-clearance they offer. This allows the robot to scurry its way under doorways and other small spaces, and then resume walking normally – if normally means running around like a crazed millipede on speed.

STAR has had two prior versions, with this one getting some mechanical improvements as well as reinforcements to help keep it together after collisions.

Top speed for the STAR.V3 robot is a whopping 5.2 meters-per-second. That means that it can run 43 of its own body lengths every second. This agile robot can also climb over loose rocks, and even right itself if it flips over. Oh, and it can play pool.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



More from Awesomer Media...

Imagine My Hero

Imagine My Hero

Far Cry 5 (Trailer)

Far Cry 5 (Trailer)

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

600ps Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Drops the Pedal to the Metal

Workhorse W-15 Electric Truck Might Get Consumer Version

Workhorse W-15 Electric Truck Might Get Consumer Version

Mondo Labyrinth Enamel Pin Set

Mondo Labyrinth Enamel Pin Set

Final Trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian

Final Trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian

Advertisement