Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pico - The worlds smallest robot?

Again I am guilty of avoiding study. I think this is where most of my posts will spawn from and therefore I won't mention it again.

PICO from Zac Wheeler of PoorRobot.com is claimed to be the worlds smallest autonomous, self powered robot. Zac attempted the robot a few years back but due to small components and power supply not being available to him at the time he put it on the back burner until now.
Pico has infrared obstacle detection and an onboard microcontroller.

QUICK STATS:
12.5mm on a side
0.125 cubic inch / 2cc volume
15 minutes run time
0.5f/s - 0.15m/s Max speed
Microcontroller brain
Infrared sensing

Head over to Zac's site for further design and build details, but don't leave before watching the video of his little creation below.

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