MorpHex - The Amazing Rolling Robot
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Monday, 09 April 2012

If you have never seen the amazing MorpHex hexapod robot in action then you need to see this video. If you have seen it then look again because now MorpHex can transform itself into a ball that rolls under its own power.

 

We have covered the amazing, and there is no other word for it, MorpHex before in I Programmer - see Spherical Hexapod Robot is Amazing to Watch.

Now we have a video that shows the ball unfolding and walking and then closing back up and rolling by pushing with each of its segments.

 

  

 

At the moment, control of direction isn't perfect and the ball tends to roll in a curve. Zenta, or Kåre Halvorsen to give him his full name, thinks that it is due to an asymmetry in the design which he has plans to fix in the future.

Don't forget to view the other videos of the robot in action in Spherical Hexapod Robot is Amazing to Watch.

We think that this is a well made video and if you agree:

It would be highly appreciated if you left me a personal vote at Boca Bearings 2012 Innovation Competition! Leave your vote at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?Project

 

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