28 Sep '15, 3pm

Robotic Cockroach Built By Russian University

Robotic Cockroach Built By Russian University

It’s name is Blaberus Cranifer , or Death’s Head for short. Light has now been shed on this once secret project built by the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University for a “vague” Russian organization. The little guy has a 20 minute battery life and can carry a 10 gram payload. Which comes in handy when you want to sneak a camera into hard to reach places. Other requirements were for it to look and behave like a real live insect. It’s an impressive project considering it was built from scratch in only seven months time. Its intricate gears and other mechanical features would require the hands of a skilled watch maker to construct. Alternatively, one can control live insects such as controlling a roach’s brain or hooking up some radio controls to a live beetle . But building robotic insects is still pretty cool. Be sure to check out the well made video detailing some of the ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/09/28/robotic-cockroach-built-by...

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