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May 8, 2006

Cockroach Robot

at 12:03 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Digg, Electronic Hacks

How do you feel about creepy crawlies? Now think about that bug being able to drive a vehicle around your house.

“Four distance sensors were positioned at the front of the robot to detect potential obstacles. When a sensor was within a close proximity of an object, a bright light would shine toward the insect from the direction of the obstacle. This was designed to work with a cockroach’s natural instinct to scurry toward dark places: seeing the light, the cockroach would hopefully turn toward the dark, and in turn, turn the robot away from the obstacle.”

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