yeah- just a *little* ambitious to be calling this a "space elevator prototype" eh?
I'm trying to figure out what is new/unique/interesting about this robot, and i'm having trouble...
Hey, they're doing better than the cable crew. The fibres for the cable (tubular buckminsterfullerene) have just recently set a new record for length. They managed 3cm long. (and yes, seriously, that's the stuff they want to make the cable from)If the device has the full regenerative power system that would be wanted etc, then it'd be something. It also may be relevant in testing the non-damaging flat-ribbon crawler.
Can anyone provide a link to this project. I want more info.
I, for one, welcome our non-vertically challenged overlords.
As well as our more vertically challenged ones:http://www.boingboing.net/2004/11/18/cockroachcontrolled_.html
It's ambitious to call that a snowstorm...
You guys should try that in a Canadian snowstorm.
Yeah, they don't really know what snow is in Boston. Damned Californians.
oh cool, i recognized the buildings :)
My little extropian heart is thumping so fast!