In laboratories of the Baltic Federal University named Kant in Russia, scientists and engineers have created a unique robot cockroach. Work on it lasted 7 months.
As the press service of the university, customer is the Russian organization, which wanted to maximize the robot was cockroachmorfnym. That is, it must be externally and size similar to a cockroach and his behavior should be as close as possible to the natural behavior of the cockroach.
It is 10 cm in length, running at a speed of 30 cm / sec. The robot is equipped with a light-sensitive sensor, and system contact and non-contact sensors to detect obstacles and avoid them
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