Watch This Cute Home-Made Robot Climb Over Obstacles

If you like it, you can make one too.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Robots can do all kinds of things these days from gymnastics routines to climbing up walls. So, it's not that big a surprise that someone would build one that could climb over obstacles.

What is a big deal is that this robot is home-made with a 3D-printer, which means you could make one too. YouTuber James Bruton explains exactly how he developed his agile robot.

Bruton built a design with four maneuverable legs and two straight legs with steering wheels at the bottom. The maneuverable legs can go up and down while the straight legs can only turn right or left.

Bruton also ensured that the main body of the robot was flexible so it could lift and bend as it went over objects. The plan is that while the robot is moving, the middle legs will bend inside allowing the robot to be guided by just the wheels.

The robot is also very stable, being able to stand perfectly on just three legs. The whole robot runs on a 7.4 lithium-polymer battery fitted in the middle of its body.

The question you must all be asking now is, does the robot manage to climb over obstacles? And if so how does it do it? Watch the video to find out.

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