The designed robot is 70ft tall and can hurl the cars into the sky and then catch them again. The robot is named as BugJuggler which would be equipped with the hydraulic arms, accumulators and diesel generator. An extraordinary strength is required to absorb the forces produced by hurling of cars.
Juggling bottles and apples is not a new thing but the researchers have now designed a robot that can juggle cars in the air. Is it possible? Yes it is! Well, the robot would be 70ft tall and hurl the cars into the sky and then catch them again. The robot is named as BugJuggler which is equipped with the hydraulic arms, accumulators and diesel generator. The BugJuggler is not only tall but also agile for its size. Could such a giant be called as a robot? Well, I shall call it a mechanical monster. Whatever we call it but it’s amazing.
What come in mind while thinking about the robot is stupendous, gigantic and enormous. Yes, it is the case. A number of large number of steel pieces are required to build this amazing robot whose weight is hundreds of tons. An extraordinary strength is required to absorb the forces produced by hurling of cars. A traditional crane develops a large amount of strain in one direction just to lift up a car while BugJuggler would require even larger amount of forces to handle juggling.
The designers of the BugJuggler are confident enough to materialize this gigantic robot which could entertain the people with its juggling characteristics. The team is very experienced in designing such sort of structures like the same team developed the equipment for the James Bond movie The Living Daylights. So, the team has enough capability to realize the dream of BugJuggler. A professional juggler will be seated inside the head of the robot to control the motions. The professional juggler will be wearing a ‘control sleeve’ and act as an operator. The robot will not only be capable of juggling the cars but also other heavy objects.
The BugJuggler to juggle cars like Volkwagen Beetles would require US$ 2.3 million to build. A strong campaign to raise funds from the private companies, joint ventures and other venues has been launched. Once the funding is secured, the building of the BugJuggler will be started.