Category Archives: packbots

Video: Segway RMP Packbot with Mecanum Wheels

This demo “Segway RMP” packbot—yes, that Segway—uses Mecanum wheels to move in any direction. Mecanum wheels were concived by Bengt Ilon in 1973, but this is the first time I’ve seen them in action. Thank goodness PT was around to … Continue reading

Video: Boston Dynamics LittleDog Robot

The “dog bots” from Boston Dynamics are just amazing pieces of hardware—its “BIGDOG” pack robot is eerie to watch, nimble and resilient—and the LittleDog platform, while seeming more insectoid than canine, still somehow slips up around either edge of the … Continue reading