HAMR-JR is one of the smallest, fastest walking robots ever

New Atlas | Jun 3, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  • It was seven years ago that we first heard about Harvard University’s HAMR cockroach-inspired robot.
  • The original HAMR (Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot) measured just 4.4 cm in length (1.7 in), and used its four ceramic-actuator-powered legs to scuttle around at speeds of up to 8.4 body lengths per second.
  • In order to build HAMR-JR, the scientists basically just shrank the two-dimensional pattern design, along with the leg actuators and integrated circuitry.