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Insect Like Walking Robot Powered by a Single Motor and No Programming

This is a one motor powered walking robot that really resembles an insect, more nature inspired stuff. The design reminds me of BEAM (from Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics and Mechanics) robots that use a kind of analog system (Instead of the common digital systems) that was modeled  from the way our nervous systems work and commonly used to make insect robots like this one.

This BEAM design concept can give the robot relatively advanced behavior with simple components and no programming. I came across the beam concept during my first love affair with robots and now I think I may have to go and re-research the tech and see if it has been advanced or taken up by any of the big boys.

I really liked the concept because it seemed like something that a futuristic artificial intelligence would do to create little helper drones, at least the navigation and basic ‘reflex’ behavior for these drones. From what I’m remembering now, using the BEAM concept would allow the ‘nervous system’ of these robots to be made from relatively simple components and require no programming at all. More info to come so stay tuned.

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