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Russia: Engineers show off their new COCKROACH robot02:31

Russia: Engineers show off their new COCKROACH robot

Russian Federation, Kaliningrad
September 24, 2015 at 13:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Engineers at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University showed off their miniature robot, which is based on the movement and appearance of a cockroach, in Kaliningrad, Thursday. Daniil Borchevkin, one of the lead engineers on the project, hoped the robot's "small mechanical systems" would help with the development of "biomedical appendices, including prosthetic limbs."

The robot cost $22 thousand (€19,493) and took six months to develop, with the final product being coined 'Roach from the BFU [Baltic Federal University]' according to Borchevkin. The 'Roach' is just 10 centimetres (3.9 inches) long and can move of speeds up to 30 centimetres (11.8 inches) per second. The robot has the ability to carry up to 10 grams of cargo, and has the ability to have a microscopic video camera attachment.

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Engineers at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University showed off their miniature robot, which is based on the movement and appearance of a cockroach, in Kaliningrad, Thursday. Daniil Borchevkin, one of the lead engineers on the project, hoped the robot's "small mechanical systems" would help with the development of "biomedical appendices, including prosthetic limbs."

The robot cost $22 thousand (€19,493) and took six months to develop, with the final product being coined 'Roach from the BFU [Baltic Federal University]' according to Borchevkin. The 'Roach' is just 10 centimetres (3.9 inches) long and can move of speeds up to 30 centimetres (11.8 inches) per second. The robot has the ability to carry up to 10 grams of cargo, and has the ability to have a microscopic video camera attachment.

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