We have seen our fair share of interesting robots in the past, and this time around, the STAR.V3 robot is no exception. The STAR.V3 robot happens to be an extremely fast and agile 3D-printed robot which could function as a spying device – considering how it is capable of squeezing itself in a manner to fit right under the space of the door and the floor, scuttling away quickly to boot. The STAR.V3 robot was specially developed by the folks over at Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, with David Zarrouk, Andrew Pullin, Nick Kohut, and Ronald Fearing being part of the team which successfully ensured the STAR.V3 is made on the cheap using simple, easily replaceable and biomimetic parts.
The movement rate of the STAR.V3 robot stands at an extremely impressive 5.2 meters each second, where it is extremely quick on smooth surfaces. There is a simple control board as well as simple motors which will help control the star-shaped wheels and collapsible arms to do get the job done. I wonder what kind of military application will the STAR.V3 robot have should it be snapped up by the Army. Perhaps having the ability to release a toxic gas would make it a decent assassination tool?
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