10 Nov '11, 6pm

Perpetual Walking Robot Powered By Its Own Weight (Video)

Perpetual Walking Robot Powered By Its Own Weight (Video)

DigInfo via YouTube /Video screen capture A new robot has been developed by the creative minds at Nagoya Institute of Technology’s Sano Lab that uses its own weight to keep going, going, going. DigInfo via YouTube /Video screen capture Designed to move like human legs, the all-mechanical robot needs no power source. It uses gravity and its own forward momentum. Basically, it just continually falls and catches itself, again and again. It can walk essentially forever in the right conditions. In fact, it has even earned a Guinness World Record when it walked for 13 straight hours and taking 100,000 steps. DigInfo via YouTube /Video screen capture Popular Science pointed us to the video from DigInfo on YouTube: The design uses old knowledge to create a new robot that needs absolutely no electricity, computer chips or anything else to function. And, it has some great potential ...

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