A cube, it is not made to run but if we give it the necessary “forces”, maybe…! That’s what scientists from the Swiss Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control decided to work on! the possibility to permit an object such as a cube from moving. Here is the Cubli.
The Cubli is a 15cm cube that integrates sensors, motors and propellers and other, who is able to walk, jump or stand upright on its tip or edge. But better than words, I’ll let you see the video after the break to see the jump.
Now imagine that kind of engine integrated into everyday objects, like a smartphone to be held right instead of vibrating! I love it! Let’s us know what you think in the comment section.
The Cubli jump-up strategy: (Left) Flat to Edge: Initially lying flat on its face, the Cubli jumps up to stand on its edge. (Right) Edge to Corner: The Cubli goes from balancing on an edge to balancing on a corner.
A video of the three dimensional Cubli prototype balancing.
A video of the one dimensional Cubli prototype jumping up and balancing.
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Today’s Google Doodle, is honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were considered to be glorified calculators and were programmed with binary machine code, which kept the field limited to specialists.
After working on computer tech used on the Manhattan Project during the war, she developed the A-O system for the UNIVAC 1 in 1951, which is considered to be the first ever computer compiler. That eventually formed the basis for COBOL, the first widely used English-like compiler that laid the foundation for most computer languages today. Hopper did further research for the US Navy until the age of 79 (when she retired with the rank of rear admiral) and worked for DEC until she passed away in 1992 at the age of 85.
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