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Solar-tracking robot rambles on its four wheels

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What you see above is a solar-powered robot that could amaze you when it runs on its four wheels. Created by American inventor and kinetic artist Dan Roe, the minimally designed sculptural robot is autonomous in energy acquisition and control. The unpredictably moving Trilobot is also fitted with compound eyes and caudal legs to generate a weak phototropism.

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The offset legs allow this creature to move over bumps and cracks with extreme ease. Designed with open source 1381 solar engine circuits, the zero-emission, battery-less robots also flaunt off-the-shelf technologies (including o-rings and hose clamps).

Via: GreenMuze