Spherical Flying Machine

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
#2
How long before sightings of this end up in the "We are not alone" thread?
 

Atomic Fireball

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#3
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
 

Norm Stansfield

私は亀が好きだ。
#4
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
Robotic limbs are a bit more energy efficient, I would imagine. Especially if it's a heavier robot.
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
#5
Pretty cool though.

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

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#6
Looks like it would fit well in a soccer or basketball.
 

Lord Zero

Viciously Silly
#8
The guy running the big reveal looks like the Japanese Scarecrow.
 

distortion9

Satellite Of Hate
#9
If the ching chongs have that thing I wonder what good old Uncle Sam has up his sleeve.....probably nothing spherical.
 

MurphCO

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#10
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
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
#12
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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