Orb Swarm
Back to Pete's Robo-Page


The Swarm

Co-operative Burning Man Project.

Build 6 giant balls to roll around the playa.


(Photos on this page are from the Swarm Photo Archives)

The Swarm was an idea by Michael Prados to have a bunch of autonomous spheres rolling around the playa, "swarming" like flocks of birds, or schools of fish. I worked on the early stages of the project, helping to design and build the core electronics and locomotion system. I built the R/C Hamster Ball and Cyber Orb as prototypes and proof of concept for the project.

Here's a link to the project's main page: SWARM
and a link to an article about the project from engadget: Orb Swarm gets a Brain.



Back to Pete's Robo-Page