Omni-Ball

The robot that allows motion in all directions :)

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+10 1. sharkpoofie commented 7 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecanum_wheel why is it presented as something new? even guys from mythbusters have one of those linked in wiki. :D
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+7 2. orion commented 7 years ago

Just another spin (pun intended) on the quite old technology, like what #1 mentioned and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omni_wheel
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+7 3. Papuchar commented 7 years ago

#1 #2 this is a lot easier to produce and looks like that it can go over larger obstacles. Also it has less pieces so it should be more reliable.
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+3 4. LQoQK commented 7 years ago

and they say why reinvent the wheel
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+3 5. orion commented 7 years ago

#4 someone reinvented the wheel last month (the springy bicycle thing). The snotr comments weren't very positive then.
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+5 6. AFLQKA commented 7 years ago

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+3 7. loadrunner commented 7 years ago

Using a microscopic one with camera and laser for surgery, would be awesome
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+2 8. BennyMG commented 7 years ago

They just need to put them on cars now, it'd make parallel parking a lot easier, hehe :D