It was revealed Asterisk robot inspired by a spider
Asterisk is a robot developed by Osaka University, Japan, and inspired by the body of a spider. Certainly not the only creation inspired by the animal world, but is one of the best projects ever seen.
Robot-spider (which is only 6 feet but unlike true spiders, which have eight) has four degrees of freedom for each member and can move either with small metal plates attached to the ends of the legs, either by means of wheels, depending on the environment in which it is located. By means of video cameras and infrared sensors embedded in the “knee”, the robot can avoid obstacles can be high or stoop to pass under low lift objects.
Like an ant, the robot can stand on four legs, and the other two uses to perform certain tasks. The most impressive thing that Asterisk can do is climb on walls and nets arranged vertically. Because it does not distinguish between up and down, the robot spider legs can easily twist 180 degrees, landing on the 6 States safely.
Japanese laboratories Asterisk stood for six years, and its creators hope that one day the spider robot can be used in disaster situations, such as those that have befallen Japan this year.
It was invented microrobot walking on water!
Scientists have developed a new aquatic microrobot that mimics the amazing capabilities of a water strider – the long-legged insect moving on the surface of ponds or lakes.
Bionic microrobot has undergone improvements over previous models, and is now targeted as the first option in military intelligence missions, water pollution monitoring, and other operations. The study was recently published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
“For humans, walking on water is just a dream, but for some insects this is a way of life,” the researchers wrote in their paper. This ability is due, in large part, their feet waterproof (superhydrophobic).
So far, countless researchers have tried to develop such robots to be used in monitoring water supply or to conduct military spy missions. However, until now, no one has managed to find a way to create such robots that prove practices and agile.
The new prototype is the size of a US 25-cent coin (25 mm) and has thin legs propelled by two miniature motors. Despite the weight of the robot is equal to 390 water spiders, insects that a copying machine, it moves very easily with water.