An interesting video on Youtube, Tamiya Inc. has created a robot that mimics a centipede. From the video:
Here is a new Educational Construction series model with a bit of a twist (and a slither)! It creates a big centipede consisting of separate body sections and a central motor unit, with flexible leg parts helping (to) propel the model as they rotate. Universal joints between the sections allow the model to negotiate obstacles and hug the terrain. Its motion can be altered by changing the number of body sections, or the leg direction.
There can be a number of uses for a robot with this type of movement, very clever.
Looking at other videos, Tamiya has also built additional innovative robots. Checking things out, Tamiya makes a good number of robotics kits and paints.
Do you like innovative robots? Let us know in the comments.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.