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BallIP robot is able to balance on a ball while it carries weight

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 May 2010

ballip-robot-balancing-on-a-ball-1Dr. Masaaki Kumagai, director of the Robot Development Engineering Laboratory at Tohoku Gakuin University, in Tagajo City, Japan, and his student Takaya Ochiai have built a robot named BallIP (Ball Inverted Pendulum) that is able to balance on a ball. Such a ball-balancing design is like an inverted pendulum, and thus naturally unstable, but it… »