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MorpHex spherical robot crawls; but doesn't quite roll...yet

New Rising Media: "Norwegian engineer Kåre Halvorsen has developed the MorpHex hexapod robot sphere prototype that reminds us somewhat of a Metroid morph ball mixed with the design ethic of a Portal turret.

The robot has six retracting legs that allow for dancing and some rather fluid, sort of artistic movement that reminds you of the swelling and fading waves of a stock screensaver on your computer. However, as the spherical shape would initially have you presuming, it doesn't roll yet."

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