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Spherical Flying Machine

Discussion in 'Cool Internet Videos' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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  2. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    How long before sightings of this end up in the "We are not alone" thread?
     
  3. Atomic Fireball

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    For 90% of applications where you need a mobile robot this is the way to go. Instead of using limbs, with all the balance and synchronization and terrain issues involved
     
  4. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Robotic limbs are a bit more energy efficient, I would imagine. Especially if it's a heavier robot.
     
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    Pretty cool though.

    Bet that'll be useful for surveillance cameras in remote places.
     
  6. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Looks like it would fit well in a soccer or basketball.
     
  7. Taint Stench

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    Looks too big to look up girl's skirts.
     
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    The guy running the big reveal looks like the Japanese Scarecrow.
     
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    distortion9 Satellite Of Hate

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    If the ching chongs have that thing I wonder what good old Uncle Sam has up his sleeve.....probably nothing spherical.
     
  10. MurphCO

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    The gMAV is similar, it's VTOL like that it just doesn't have the ball skeleton.


    But the one in that video is like a hobby shop version of a real gMAV
     
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  12. Ballbuster1

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    I was sure we had something similar but the spherical
    design seems like it may be useful. Great for landing on
    rough terrain and still be maneuvered into a position to
    provide useful video and other info. The design has potential.
     

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