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#1 Digger

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:35 PM

Our fear and disgust that a doodle doroaches can quickly squeeze through the tiniest cracks are well justified, say University of California, Berkeley scientists.
 
 
Not only can they squish themselves to get into one-tenth-of-an-inch crevices, but once inside they can run at high speed even when flattened in half.
 
These are just a couple of the creepy findings from a UC Berkeley study of how American a doodle doroaches (Periplaneta americana) penetrate the tightest joints and seams in less than a second.
 
What the researchers found has inspired a robot that can rapidly squeeze through cracks — a new capability for search-and-rescue in rubble resulting from tornados, earthquakes and explosions.
 
“What’s impressive about these a doodle doroaches is that they can run as fast through a quarter-inch gap as a half-inch gap, by reorienting their legs completely out to the side,” said study leader Kaushik Jayaram, who recently obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and is now a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. “They’re about half an inch tall when they run freely, but can squish their bodies to one-tenth of an inch — the height of two stacked pennies.”
 
Roaches traversing crevices, Jayaram found, can withstand forces 900 times their body weight without injury.
 
Using the roach technique as inspiration, Jayaram designed a simple and cheap palm-sized robot that can splay its legs outward when squashed, then capped it with a plastic shield similar to the tough, smooth wings covering the back of a a doodle doroach. Called CRAM, for compressible robot with articulated mechanisms, it was able to squeeze into and run through crevices half its height.
 
 
 
The scientists also tested the a doodle doroach's exoskeleton by exerting force on its body as it was attempting to navigate a space. They found that a doodle doroaches were able to withstand a force of 300 times their body weight even when moving through the narrowest crevices, and a force of 900 times their body weight without sustaining any injuries.
 
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how to make cyborg a doodle doroaches -- or biobots, as they call them -- pick up sound and seek out its source. So one day, the first responders to a rubble-filled disaster scene might be rescue roaches
 
But while some people find it fun to steer a a doodle doroach around, the obvious application is in search-and-rescue: a doodle doroaches are tiny and resilient, perfect for getting through the nooks and crannies of a disaster zone. If rescue workers can control them and have them carry mics and cameras, they can be used to track down survivors.
 
 
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They’re even building flying a doodle doroaches and swimming a doodle doroach prototypes. “a doodle doroaches have springs embedded in their systems,” he said. He proposed the interesting anti-Buddhist hypothesis that a doodle doroaches are not animals and don’t have souls.  His robots don’t have souls but they do have embedded OSes.
 
Soon the little robots will have GPS and wi-fi built into their systems, following the general principle of Moore’s Law. But unlike Intel, Vaidyanathan is not convinced that they need billions of transistors to function.
 
Batteries, however, are a real problem. Vaidyanathan dilated at length about this problem, which can’t really be sorted out by harvesting. The things need motors to function – motors need batteries.  
 
 
 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:44 PM

Did you get a remote controlled a doodle doroach for Christmas OP?


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 03:49 PM

Did you get a remote controlled a doodle doroach for Christmas OP?

 

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Robots!

 

Bugs everywhere...

 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

:chuckle:

 

Robots!

 

Bugs everywhere...

 

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Get a cat!

 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:19 PM

The big problem now are the batteries. How about solar powered a doodle doedroaches?


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:44 PM

a doodle doroaches. Ugh! Disgusting creatures. They live through everything. Does RAID work on these little buggers?

 

I like your other robot thread too

 

http://forum.chicken...ic/922-i-robot/


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:29 PM

 

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a doodle doroaches. Ugh! Disgusting creatures. They live through everything. Does RAID work on these little buggers?

 

I like your other robot thread too

 

http://forum.chicken...ic/922-i-robot/

 

RAID?

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

Have you seen the Russian a doodle doroaches yet?

 

 
With the capacity to carry a small camera and the ability to squeeze in to tiny spaces it is believed that the Russian military are very interested in using the robot for surveillance purposes. 
 
 
They're big ones
 
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