Spherical Flying Machine

fletcher

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How long before sightings of this end up in the "We are not alone" thread?
 

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
 

Norm Stansfield

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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
Robotic limbs are a bit more energy efficient, I would imagine. Especially if it's a heavier robot.
 
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Looks too big to look up girl's skirts.
 

Lord Zero

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The guy running the big reveal looks like the Japanese Scarecrow.
 

distortion9

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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.
 

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
 

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.