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I think an interesting twist would be to build a motorized vehicle that cannot use wheels, but rather must use legs, to travel across the ground. This may sound simple, but walking is really a very complex activity. Issues for a walking machine would be..
- How many legs? - How do you convert the engery from a rotory engine to up-down motion? - How do you coordinate the legs so you move forward? - How do you steer a walking machine?
I doubt the final race would be fast, but I think it would be interesting. Possible experts for this would have backgrounds in kenetics or robotics.
-- Keith Sealy (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2001
Keith, keep on watching...you should get your wish in about 2 months if they're playing everything in order. Walking machines was done during Season 2 I think...
-- Brian Flynn (email@example.com), February 20, 2001.
Thanks, thus far I have only managed to catch the first (UK) and last (US) seasons. I am not surprised that this has been done.
-- Keith Sealy (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 20, 2001.
ye sits been done keith......but keep on trying!....but please read the FAQ section first !....there are alot of repeat offender suggestions, but do please keep on trying!..the mor ewe hopefully help RDF with ideas and angles/variations....the longer the show will hopefully stay on the air....
-- tim (email@example.com), February 20, 2001.
hey keith,you were right, it was a very complex challenge. both teams strugled,as ther machines took quit a beating.
-- the test tank babies (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 21, 2001.