Most of us really struggle to get a robot to do simple things, like move in a straight line, or take a 90 degree turn. Yet, there are some experienced robot designers that can make a robot do very unexpected and delightful things.
This particular entry in the All Japan Micromouse Contest, demonstrates that extremely well. Who would ever dream of a micromouse designed after the Star Wars Bantha beast of burden?
Well, that’s exactly what some enterprising Japanese designer did – and they did a great job of making it all work within the rules and spirit of the contest.