This 'stick bug' robot named Hector will help study movement over terrain
Scientists have created a stick bug robot, named Hector, which would study movement over various terrain.
Washington: Scientists have created a stick bug robot, named Hector, which would study movement over various terrain.
The funny part was that the researchers from Bielefeld University, motion captured a real stick insect walking and climbing, with the help of the little balls that are often seen attached to actors when they make CG movies, in order to design the robot, the Verge reported.
The demo video released online shows that the robot can move all six legs independent of one another, and each limb can alter its movement while already in motion if it detects any potential collision. This decentralized control system is being called the Walknet.