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The robot that can't tip over.
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I know that putting this idea on here is just giving it away, but what the heck, Iv'e got no time to build one. The outer housing of the robot would counter spin against the precession of an internal gyroscope and thereby apear stationary. By displaceing weight at the top of the robots' head with servo motors, the robots tipping would create linear movement in four directions. when the controls are not engaged the gyroscope would right the robot verticaly, sort of like a big weeble, (what too obscure ? ok how about like Rosie on the jetsons.) If the shock or strut were built with a spring loaded ram the robot could atain substantial air time and always land upright on it's wheel.

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The above-mentioned obscure flash cartoon. [Wayfall, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       If I understand this correctly, you are proposing to propel a robot using precessive force, yes? I think I get it anyway. +
bristolz, Oct 01 2002

       I wasn't aware that this idea had already been baked. It's nice to know that it would have worked the way that it does in my head. Next time I will research more before posting, thanx.   

       Welcome to the halfbakery, 2fries. Wow, that sounds almost Chinese - mind if I call you tufries for ever?
NickTheGreat, Oct 01 2002

       Nick, <giggling> great one, <giggle> // mind if I call you tufries? //<giggle>   

       -Just not ShuFwy!<giggle>   

       < forgot to mention> I'm pretty sure this is baked according to the vague specs as far as hobby robot specs goes these days Your idea only describes a robot that moves directionally ? Then yes.   

       My favorite issue of an electronics magazine years ago had a 'globe' robot mouse. (Twice as steady you think?) It was available in a DC and a photovoltaic kit. Never got around to ordering it. I'll look around..
hollajam, Oct 01 2002


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