Gallery: VelociRoACH: A Tiny, Super-Fast Robot Cockroach Made from Card...


It may not be able to survive a nuclear blast, but this tiny VelociRoACH robot is pretty darn impressive. Although it’s just 4-inches long, the VelociRoACH can run so fast that it covers 27 times its own body length in just one second – that’s about a 10-minute mile – making it the fastest robot in the world for its size. The cardboard robot is the brainchild of Duncan Haldane and his colleagues at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, who strive to mimic animal features such as movement and sensing in order to improve robotic capabilities.

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  1. Billy Fondren October 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Please do not stomp the 3 million buck cockroach by mistake mom.He is here to help you….Mom.”can I just hold the fly swatter for comfort?”

  2. c00lface February 3, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Deference to op , some great entropy.

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