21 Feb '12, 3pm

Truss-Climbing Robot Can Build Structures, Take Them Apart

Truss-Climbing Robot Can Build Structures, Take Them Apart

This is one of those things where the vid more or less explains it all, although I'm a little bit curious whether the robot is smart enough to know not to disassemble a structural component that's keeping it from plummeting to its own death. The video description suggests that at some point, the robot (and a bunch of its friends) might be controlled by a system that would allow them to build (and reconfigure) structures that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous for humans to put together, but until that happens, we can at least admire the clever combinations of 3D printed bidirectional gearing that lets this little guy do what he does.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-ro...

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