Great TED Talk with Guy Hoffman about designing robots to interact with humans.
The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, […]
With a shape that looks more at home beneath the waves, the light robot could float wherever the breeze takes it, taking environmental measurements as it goes