Humanoid with quad-Roomba drive

Humanoid with quad-Roomba drive

Via Hizook comes this QuadDrive Roomba robot from the University of Bonn’s Autonomous Intelligent Systems Lab (NimbRo@Home). Check out the (German-language) video to see how the Roomabs move in unison via four servos connect to the base of the bot. And as Hizook points out, built on four Roombas, this is a bot that cleans as it goes! And the resulting humanoid doesn’t look anything like a creepy character from Clockwork Orange.

Roomba QuadDrive: A Whimsicle Omnidirectional Mobile Robot Base Created From 4 Roombas

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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