Friday, November 27

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The robotic box prototype can be dragged across your desk

A group of robotics researchers from the Seoul National University Biorobotics Laboratory has turned a 'crawling robot' into the 'CaseCrawler', a smartphone case that can be crawled around your desk. The investigators' argument is that the case could drag your phone to a nearby wireless charger to help recharge it while you're not using it. However, the current prototype is simply a case of tracing, as simple as it can be. The CaseCrawler impressively only adds about 16mm of bulk to your phone at the end that houses the electric motor. Gizmodo notes that the CaseCrawler could be further simplified and miniaturized if put into production, but it is already quite small for a prototype. CaseCrawler includes retractable legs configure...