Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Corkscrew Drive

Here's an innovative way to achieve locomotion.  Not sure it's very useful, but it sure is thinking outside the box.  Found on New Scientist.


  1. If you bump that thing into a wall at the wrong angle, it'll be stuck forever!

  2. If the motors are strong, it might be a good way to pull weeds. Just direct it to a weedy area and let it go. All the weeds would get wrapped up in the corkscrews. But then you would have to clean it frequently, unless you could reverse the motors and "unscrew" the weeds off the corkscrews.

  3. Never seen corkscrew locomotion for moving across terrains. I've only seen it to go up or down stairs. Very creative.