VIDEO: Researchers at Osaka University create omni-directional insect robot
A research group at Osaka University is developing a six-legged robot inspired by insects. The robot walks on six legs, but can use any of its legs as arms to pick up and carry objects. There is also no distinction between the top and bottom of the robot. So if it falls over, it can get up easily by turning its legs the other way. Researchers hope that this versatile robot could be a prototype for future models used in rescue work or building maintenance.