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OMG, these four and six-legged robot races, line-following competitions, are amazing. And pretty hysterical. Like the Boston Dynamics bots, and some of the other robots we’ve covered here, these are sort of unsettling in how biological they’re movements and behaviors feel.

Via Society of Robots

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Zach C. says:

    It looks to me like they’re all using the same two kits.

  2. Solarbotics says:

    I’m quite impressed that they’re getting effective line-following feedback from 1)sensors sooo high above the surface that are 2) bouncing around like yo-yos. Well done – anybody have info on the system they’re using.

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