In early October of this year, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have managed to create several miniature robots, which had the power to carry out self-assembly. Currently something like that was developed by engineers from ETH Zurich.
A device called Cubli performed predominantly in the cubic form of metal elements and contains several flywheels mounted on three faces of a cube, a DC motor, an embedded processor, and a battery in a few sensors.
Nova the strength not only to balance on the verge of, or in one of the corners, but also roll unaided.
Will Cubli revolutionize robotics and space industry or simply become another high-tech toy – time will tell.
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