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R/C Omniwheel Robot

The R/C Kiwibot from Make: issue 40 uses an omniwheel motor system.

A robot that can move in any direction immediately is useful for getting around tight spaces and for behaviors like chasing (or fleeing). No matter how fast an R/C car is, there’s no way it can catch something that can instantly go any direction, even sideways. Regular car-style robots can’t drive sideways, but omniwheel robots can! Read more »