The University of Zurich Pencil Balancer Robot Has Semi-Functional Eyes

 - Jan 27, 2011
References: ini.uzh.ch & newscientist
The University of Zurich Pencil Balancer is a state-of-the-art robot that may not seem to do much, but actually represents a huge breakthrough in robotic technology.

Robots which balance large objects are nothing new, but the University of Zurich Pencil Balancer was designed for an unconquered challenge: balancing something extremely small and light like a pencil. Though few robots could react fast enough to adjust in time, this task has been mastered by the balancing robot due to its human-like retinas.

Check out the video to see it in action!