Sunday, May 02, 2010

BeetleCam Gets Pics Of Wildlife Going “WTF”

BeetleCam Gets Pics Of Wildlife Going “WTF”: "Remember how robots are designed for tasks that are dull, dirty, or dangerous? Taking close-ups of African wildlife certainly can fall into that last category, especially when you’re trying to get super close up with big and temperamental animals like water buffalo or elephants or lions. Solution? DSLR + cute robot with big wheels (specifically, this). Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas built BeetleCam to get a new perspective on African animals. BeetleBot is controlled remotely from a Range Rover about 50 yards away, and has gotten into quite few shenanigans"