The new technology is not just entertainment for viewing; it has the potential to save lives. Sometimes you don’t need to be the strongest, most acrobatic robot in your block; you just need to be squishy. This is exactly what a new round robot is capable of throwing from a height of 180 meters (600 feet) and rolling actively.
The robot is made by contracting cables in the shape of a soccer ball – with no legs due to leg-breaking. The wires can be tightened or loosened to move in the direction that the cable controllers can go. To do this, however, the team needs to have a small motor engineer capable of operating these small wires and withstand high-drops in the sky.
This robot is designed by UC Berkeley and Squishy Robotics engineers, The robot can be equipped with sensors and can be thrown into disaster areas to deliver vital Intel from the ground, such as if there is any toxic gas.
According to the team, the “exciting structure” allows it to “shape shift” and drill into the rocks. Engineers even said it could be shot from a cannon and it might not be the worst to wear. Now it’s quite a circus skill.
“They can survive a high drop in a disaster area and provide life-saving information to first responders. They can also work as co-robots with their human counterparts on the ground when they arrive at the scene. “Alice Agogino, a professor of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, said in a statement, “Our rapidly deployable mobile sensor robots are designed to save lives, reduce costs and risks, and increase the effectiveness of emergency response.”
The design was originally created not for terrestrial warfare and destruction, but as a prototype in collaboration with NASA Ames that could sink from any spacecraft and explore Saturn’s moon, Titan. Although it cannot be excluded from orbit at the moment, it does have the potential for future missions to Earth.
Many of these lives could have been saved with better situational awareness before entering disaster areas,” Agogino said.
“Our robots get the information they need from first responders to stay safe and respond faster and more efficiently.” “We’re still working with NASA on a space probe, but as excited as I was about the space robot, I saw a report from the Red Cross and Red Crescent when 400 first responders lost them Lives to save.
The Squishy Robotics team is working with the Los Angeles County Fire Department – the third-largest in the country – to test and refine the technology to eliminate removable sensor robots.
“The Dale Valley Center is a great place to work with first responders as well. They train our robots in emergencies. Their feedback and advice will be invaluable because we will protect our robots to meet critical needs as first responders.” COO Deniz Dogruer of Squash Robotics said in a statement “We are delighted to be working with such a large and respected fire department.” The robot was unveiled at the TechCrunch Robotics + AI Sessions event in Berkeley, California last week.