There are plenty of robots that are a hell of a lot more useful then Swashbot. Hell, there are a lot of robots that are even cuter then this mini-insectoid, yet there is something alluring about the DIY SwashBot. A certain charm, if you will.
Constructed using spare R/C helicopter bits, including four servos, a receiver, a battery pack, LEDs, and a little exoskeleton, the SwashBot strolls around like it owns the joint. Even if it doesn’t have the agilty or wisdom of other robots, it’s hard to deny a robot as adorable as this. Hit the jump for videos of SwashBot in action.
— Andrew Dobrow