The Berkeley Blob

A shapeshifting robot that rolls by changing its shape thanks to cylindrical, motor-controlled, external plate pairs surrounding an inner core. The plates both push off the ground and change the location of the center of gravity, resulting in movement!

This is the term project for ME 102B – Mechatronics Design.

Animation showing how The Berkeley Blob moves

For details, visit The Berkeley Blob project web site.

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