They’re everywhere. New movies. New military programs. Even the slug community is talking about them. But some of the most fun and inspiring are still those designed for distant planets. And here are a couple of articles that might be interesting for the design community.
New Scientist has been carrying this article on a “Spherical Robot”. Looks like a millipede (rolly-polly) to me. I expect it to unwrap and skitter away. Maybe I should watch the video to see if it does.
Nature.com is carrying a different article on the “Scorpian Robot”. This one looks more like a spider, but at least they’re in the same family (I think). Unlike the cute round one, this one reminds me of something from a low-budget sci-fi/horror flick. Cool. I can hardly wait to see these two fighting on tv.