DIY MorpHex MKII transforms from a ball into a six-legged robot
If you think robots are better of being autonomous in the 21st Century, a seasoned hobbyist Kåre Halvorsen has done it differently with his all new rolling/walking robot dubbed the MorpHex MKII. This robot transforms from a ball into a six-legged walking robot, and instead of being autonomous, is controlled using an R/C car-style remote control. Engineer Halvorsen’s transforming hexapod robot is an extension of the original MorpHex he built back in 2012. The spherical robot features a reinforced plastic body and is stuffed in with motors to facilitate refined movement.
MorpHex MKII is basically a double-hexapod, with two individual sections paired together to form one robot. The robot can both walk and roll around. It can open up like a flower to walk or can close into a ball shape to roll. The bot can also split mid-way for a more toy car-like functionality. A good inspiration of hobbyists, the MorpHex MKII can be controlled easily to walk in any terrain, or roll down hills when required. Via: SlashGear/LaughingSquid