Monday, April 30, 2007

SickSack robotic snake slithers through RoboCup

Aske Olsson and Lars Pontoppidan's entry relied on a more down-low approach to taking care of business. Their SickSack robotic snake
chose to crawl rather than run, but the uniqueness of the creature's
movement most definitely deserve props. Gearing up a series of rollers
to blast across the raceway isn't all that impressive, but the
SickSack's use of passive wheels combined with mechanics that enabled
lateral undulation made this thing about as beastly as a metal-clad bot
can get. It also featured eight Futaba servos, a microcontroller,
and a good bit of wiring and programming for its locomotion, and it
(rightfully) took home the award for best design / effects at RoboCup 2007.

Article Link (Engadget)

No comments: