Worlds Smallest Autonomous Robot?

Posted 11 Apr 2007 at 21:02 UTC by steve Share This

Zac Wheeler posted to the DPRG mailing list, "I've finished (sort of) building my first sumo bot, which I believe is also the first pico sumo robot, as well as the current smallest robot in the world. I'm defining robot here as self-powered, autonomous, with active sensing of its environment and the ability to control its movement. It has a battery, intelligent control, infrared sensors, and two motors." This brought to mind the very first story we posted here at back in 2001, about Sandia's tiny robot. I mentioned this to Zak and he said, "The Sandia bot is the one that inspired me to take this on ... their bot is a quarter of a cubic inch - about twice the volume of mine. Check it out on the nickel vs. mine on the dime."

Not so smart, posted 11 Apr 2007 at 21:49 UTC by motters » (Master)

Looks like a contender for the Darwin awards, since it keeps throwing itself off the edge of the table. Or maybe its intelligence shrunk along with its size.

What a riot!, posted 11 Apr 2007 at 21:59 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Really, though, it looks like quite an accomplishment to have a little guy like that which can bump against walls! Very cool!

Awsome!!!, posted 13 Apr 2007 at 02:49 UTC by WhoPhlungPoo » (Journeyer)

Can we get more details on how it was made? It should be named the Lemming.

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