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Scientists of the Baltic Federal University named after Kant created a “cockroach” robot

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Scientists of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University presented their development in the form of an insect robot. A miniature robot mimics a cockroach. The developers report that the "insect" can be used for reconnaissance purposes, as well as to search for people under the rubble. BFU website cites a statement from laboratory representatives who took part in the creation of the robot:


By the efforts of scientists and engineers of the Baltic Federal University named after I. Kant, within the limits of just one laboratory, a bioinsputed robotican was created. Work on it continued for 7 months. The customer was the Russian organization, which in its TK indicated that the robot should be as cockroach-morphic as possible. In practice, this means the following:

1) the robot must be similar in appearance to one type of cockroach and correspond to its physical size;
2) the dimensions of the robot must correspond to one of the types of cockroaches;
3) The "behavior" of the robot should be as close as possible to the natural behavior of cockroaches.


Scientists of the Baltic Federal University named after Kant created a “cockroach” robot



A cockroach representing the genus Blaberus Giganteus was chosen as a living template. This insect lives in South and Central America. Individuals of Blaberus Giganteus are on average about 7-8 cm. However, individual specimens grow to 10-11 cm. The development of Kaliningrad scientists has a length of less than 10 cm.

Robot Designer Alexey Belousov, Chief Designer:
Probably the most difficult was to find a balance between these three points. For example, at the University of Berkeley, 4 has already been working on his cockroach, but there is no task to make the robot a cockroach, so it is faster than ours, but it doesn’t know how to turn on the move and does not look like a real cockroach. And the customer has set such a task for us - to make a cockroach, and to meet the deadlines and budget.




Leading Engineer of the Baltic Federal University Danil Borchevkin:
When working on this project, we were faced with two global goals. First, to work out the methods, methods and ways of developing, designing and producing small mechanical systems for biomedical applications (these are cyber prosthetics, replacement of lost limbs, etc., where fine mechanics, fine electronics and high autonomy are needed). And the second goal is to find out what technological barriers need to be overcome when developing other small electro-mechanical systems, how much technology is needed, what can be done by ourselves, and what can be ordered and bought. It turned out that it is very difficult to find parts. Much had to do yourself, manually. For example, in Austria there is a company that creates leg drives, but a kit for one cockroach costs about 600 thousand rubles, and we have a budget for the entire project of just 1,5 million rubles.


The speed of a robot created in the BFU is 0,3 m / s. It is noted that this is about 3 times less than the speed of a real cockroach of this kind.



The robot is equipped with photosensitive sensors, a system of contact and contactless sensors to detect obstacles and avoid them.

PS Isn’t it necessary to create “robots sneakers” for a potential opponent? ..
Photos used:
https://www.kantiana.ru/news/143/161510/?sphrase_id=169541
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  1. twincam
    twincam 24 September 2015 12: 42 New
    +10
    hrenass cockroach)))
    you see this live, you have to dry panties)))
    1. ROD VDVshny
      ROD VDVshny 24 September 2015 12: 45 New
      +9
      So who is here Colorado - cockroach stories writes laughing It is clear now.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 24 September 2015 12: 55 New
      +2
      Ecc !!! They once gave us Colorado’s gift, and we will start our own!
      A miniature robot imitates a cockroach. The developers report that the "insect" can be used for intelligence purposes

      First, big, then everything is miniaturized and Khan American secrets!
      Dichlochos will only refuel!
      1. Thor
        Thor 24 September 2015 14: 13 New
        +9
        “5th Element” is just a prophetic film - US President Negro and Spy Cockroach laughing


        Do not forget to turn on the amplitude filters on the wiretap bully
    3. Oberon812
      Oberon812 24 September 2015 13: 11 New
      +1
      I’m sorry, but when will they make pig-iron slippers for such cockroaches? Or is it immediately better to take a "null"?
    4. dauria
      dauria 24 September 2015 13: 23 New
      +3
      You’ll see this live, you’ll have to dry your panties


      What is this, but if they were taught to reproduce? !!!! wassat
      By the way, a long time ago near the Dnieper, "Crabs go on the island"
      1. SIvan
        SIvan 24 September 2015 13: 35 New
        +1
        What is this, but if they were taught to reproduce? !!!!

        3D printing is growing fast!
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 24 September 2015 12: 44 New
    +8
    Wangyu-Soon insects will start at the American embassy.
    1. vorobey
      vorobey 24 September 2015 12: 48 New
      +21
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Wangyu-Soon insects will start at the American embassy.


      One hell they can not steeply outperform those cockroaches that live in the heads of the inhabitants of American embassies ...
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 24 September 2015 12: 58 New
        +4
        Quote: vorobey
        One hell they can not steeply outperform those cockroaches that live in the heads of the inhabitants of American embassies ...

        There are worms !!!
    2. Tersky
      Tersky 24 September 2015 12: 51 New
      +8
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Wangyu-Soon insects will start at the American embassy.

      Won't go .. no . immediately figure out ..
      A cockroach representing the genus Blaberus giganteus was chosen as a living template. This insect lives in South and Central America.
      , we need a prototype of our, Russian, black or red .. laughing
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 24 September 2015 12: 57 New
        +4
        Quote: Tersky
        It will not work ... immediately figure out ..

        In the sense, they’ll catch and devour?
        1. atalef
          atalef 24 September 2015 13: 01 New
          +14
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          In the sense, they’ll catch and devour?

          Yesterday I go to the market in Kiev. one pretzel comes up to the stall and asks
          “IS THERE A DRUG FOR COCKTAILS?” belay
          I just precipitated. laughing
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 24 September 2015 13: 07 New
            +4
            Quote: atalef
            I just precipitated


            about Sanya ... and have you changed the promised to the non-paid one?

            Ukrainians began to suspect something ... something is wrong in the brain ... laughing
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 24 September 2015 13: 18 New
              +1
              Quote: vorobey
              about Sanya ... and have you changed the promised to the non-paid one?

              Sanya, he goes there to drink vodka and fat. Taking into account the hotel and transportation costs, it turns out three times cheaper than in Israel.
              1. vorobey
                vorobey 24 September 2015 14: 58 New
                +2
                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                he goes there with vodka and lard


                in .. but everyone shouts that Putin’s economy is undermining the ruins ... by the way with fat, really some kind of garbage is happening ... deficit ..
                1. atalef
                  atalef 25 September 2015 07: 07 New
                  0
                  Quote: vorobey
                  oh .. and everyone shouts that Putin’s economy is undermining the ruins ... by the way with fat, really some kind of garbage is happening ... deficit

                  well, depending on where laughing
                  I won’t have it for the next half a year laughing
                  Hi Sanya hi
              2. atalef
                atalef 25 September 2015 07: 09 New
                +1
                Quote: Alexander Romanov
                Sanya, he goes there to drink vodka and fat. Taking into account the hotel and transportation costs, it turns out three times cheaper than in Israel.


                Okay.
                You can’t find such fat in Israel, but at a triple price laughing
                Came back laughing
                1. Alexander Romanov
                  Alexander Romanov 25 September 2015 07: 16 New
                  0
                  Quote: atalef
                  You can’t find such fat in Israel, but at a triple price

                  Yes, to hell with him with lard, I brought vodka wink
                  Quote: atalef
                  Came back

                  A century to not see you wassat
          2. Tersky
            Tersky 24 September 2015 13: 08 New
            +6
            Quote: atalef
            “IS THERE A DRUG FOR COCKTAILS?”

            Explained ... yes ... given the fact that they are in the minds of the overwhelming majority of the Ukrainian government, what can we say for the rest ... laughing
          3. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 24 September 2015 13: 16 New
            +2
            Quote: atalef
            “IS THERE A DRUG FOR COCKTAILS?”

            welcome to Ukraine laughing
        2. Tersky
          Tersky 24 September 2015 13: 06 New
          +3
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          In the sense, they’ll catch and devour?

          belay Not excluded ...
      2. sibiryk
        sibiryk 24 September 2015 13: 00 New
        +2
        our "Russian black or red" overseas will burn faster, and designed for Americans and their terrain
  3. Uncle
    Uncle 24 September 2015 12: 44 New
    +2
    The head of the project is Patrushev, namesake or relative?
  4. sl22277
    sl22277 24 September 2015 12: 47 New
    +2
    Cockroach scout it sounds! Moth-drone, this is the same .. (Everyone will live in the State Department.)
    1. BDRM 667
      BDRM 667 24 September 2015 12: 52 New
      0
      Quote: sl22277
      Cockroach scout it sounds! Moth-drone, this is the same .. (Everyone will live in the State Department.)

      Robot cockroaches, may not get along with cockroaches from the heads of State Department politicians, the moth will die of hunger. What is there to eat? GMO one thing, but synthetics ...
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 24 September 2015 12: 54 New
      +3
      (Everyone will live in the State Department.)
      And for greater persuasiveness, instead of batteries, they will be fed by woolen suits of the inhabitants of the State Department.
    4. ermak.sidorov
      ermak.sidorov 24 September 2015 13: 31 New
      +1
      I have these "Drones"with enviable regularity, stocks of cereals, nuts, dried fruits and medicinal herbs spoiling!!!

      I am sure these are the machinations of the imperialist west ... that is. with moles-robots they surpassed us = (
  5. SVD
    SVD 24 September 2015 12: 51 New
    +3
    Doing mini-robots is wonderful, but looking at its size you understand that microelectronics themselves must be developed !!!
  6. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 24 September 2015 12: 53 New
    +1
    Now, if it were created from our components, it would be a joy, although not so bad.
  7. Riv
    Riv 24 September 2015 12: 54 New
    +3
    The idea, as always, is not thought out. We must go further along the paths of nanotechnology. What about worm robots? They will crawl out of the client at night and take pictures of the bedroom, and during the day they will sneak into the brain to the carrier to watch it with their eyes.
  8. saygon66
    saygon66 24 September 2015 13: 00 New
    +1
    -Oh-yo! If only they had not escaped from the laboratory! 10 see - you can’t beat a sneaker ...
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 24 September 2015 13: 25 New
      +3
      And then, you see, it can also give change.
  9. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 24 September 2015 13: 02 New
    0
    We must try to reduce the size of cockroaches, and - to the Pentagon, let them "run"! laughing
  10. Lenin
    Lenin 24 September 2015 13: 03 New
    0
    In short, cockroaches were always crushed, now we need to crush more carefully, otherwise everyone in the kitchen will have one. Ask why. but because the terms of reference are interesting.
  11. delorian
    delorian 24 September 2015 13: 08 New
    0
    it’s bad that they did not tell the principle of control (by radio or software) and about autonomy
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 24 September 2015 13: 20 New
      0
      Secrets cannot be given out, not for the purpose of creating cockroaches so that the principle of control would be the property of enemies. request
  12. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 24 September 2015 13: 17 New
    +1
    Someone, remove the folder with the movie "The Fifth Element" from the uni server. smile

    It’s better to download anime to them - let them do it. laughing
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 24 September 2015 14: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: Alexey RA
      Someone, remove the folder with the movie "The Fifth Element" from the uni server.
  13. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 24 September 2015 13: 23 New
    +1
    Well, that’s why our people play honestly, they’d say they say they created mosquito robots and fleas, let the entire Pentagon and the State Department be plagued with scabies.
  14. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 September 2015 13: 35 New
    +2
    Well done. Now this is an important direction - to do all kinds of mini-
    scouts, like insects, birds, mice.
    The human eye pays less attention to them, and therefore they
    have time to "live" longer. And the information is still transmitted
    in real time. Or a cockroach "pretend to be dead," and its
    then pick up some kind of "electro-rat" that ran alongside ...
  15. roskot
    roskot 24 September 2015 13: 38 New
    0
    And if they breed in the kitchen. After all, the wife will not go to cook. To starve to death.
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 24 September 2015 14: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: roskot
      And if they breed in the kitchen. After all, the wife will not go to cook. To starve to death.

      easy - an innovative flexible tablet from Skolkovo! Collapses into a tube up to 10 million. time! Indispensable against reconnaissance cockroaches and flies. Automatically count frags and post a selfie on instagram. On acquisition issues ....
  16. Obliterator
    Obliterator 24 September 2015 13: 48 New
    +2
    Women in the offices of "entertain" is well suited.
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 24 September 2015 15: 36 New
      0
      Quote: Obliterator
      Women in the offices of "entertain" is well suited.

      voyeurism falls under the article. Be careful.
  17. Nikolay K
    Nikolay K 24 September 2015 20: 11 New
    +1
    Well done guys, for 1,5 million rubles they made a robot. This is not caterpillar loaders with Kalashnikov attached, equipped with radio controls from the “young technician” kit, issued by our Ministry of Defense and modern combat robots
  18. wild
    wild 24 September 2015 21: 32 New
    0
    Here is our answer to the stuffed four-legged that was being discussed the other day. laughing they are a monster on steam, and we give them a cockroach saboteur.
  19. Anatole
    Anatole 25 September 2015 10: 47 New
    0
    bully The Prussians attack
  20. propaganda NO
    propaganda NO 25 September 2015 12: 46 New
    0
    Why did not describe how and by whom it is controlled, what algorithm of work. Again ... invented and extolled to overinvention. A robot is a self-governing creature that performs a complex set command. For example, vacuum a room of various shapes, turn a workpiece of different diameters, weld car body parts into one workpiece i.e. the execution of smaller actions under the control of artificial intelligence will ultimately lead to the accomplishment of a large task. He himself doesn’t even transmit information. And this "ROBOTARAKAN" campaign is controlled by a person and the command "take a step with the right front foot" is given by a person. Any phone does this, just does not move. The only plus of this invention is that it is small, it can execute primitive commands remotely (depending on what distance it works), and is a step for subsequent developments of truly ultra-modern. Therefore, the correct name for this object will be something like "crawling minidron." But I would read an estimate of 1,5 million rubles, but what exactly was the money spent if you can see that the legs of the object are soldered with a tin soldering iron. The next development of budget folk money in an unknown direction.