Steerable Bowling Ball Is A Cheesy Spherical Robot

A remote-control steerable bowling ball does too count as a spherical robot; a cheesy one, but a spherical robot none the less. Smell the smoke, polyester and naugahyde in the following video:


(Remote-control steerable bowling ball video)

The 900Global RC bowling ball is NiMH powered for environmentally friendly remote-controlled bowling. The manufacturer recommends using a ramp to get the ball going (like some handicapped bowlers use), owing to the difficulty in throwing the ball using the standard finger holes and then grabbing the remote to take control of the ball.

From 900 Global via PopMech.

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