Modular Robotics Helps You Achieve Your Robot-Building Dreams

The Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit contains cubes that you can connect together to create hundreds of different robot combinations.


If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that at some point in your life, you dreamed about building your own robot. But then reality creeps in: building a robot is hard, and requires a lot of time and space. And also knowledge of soldering, wiring, programming and more.

At least, it used to.

Colorado-based company Modular Robotics found a better way to let you achieve your robot-building dreams. The company manufactures MOSS cubes, each of which has a different mechanism. The cubes can then be connected in different ways by magnetically attaching them together with small steel spheres. Connect two blocks with four spheres, and they’re firmly locked together. Connect them with two? You’ve got a hinge.

Individually, the cubes don’t do much. But when they’re connected together, you can create hundreds of different robot combinations – like Legos come to life. And they’re neatly color coded so you know which block does what when you’re planning your creation.

Controlling the robot is equally customizable. The company has a suite of apps for your smartphone you can use to control the robot, or you can program them the old fashioned way by coding in Scratch or C.

The MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 kit contains 52 of the MOSS cubes along with a battery, motors, sensors and more. You can purchase it directly from the company for $479.95.




Editors’ Picks

Toyota T-HR3 Humanoid Uses VR to Mimic Humans
Toyota’s third-generation humanoid robot, the T-HR3, uses a force feedback-enabled control...

3 Ways AR/VR Are Improving Autonomous Vehicles
A lot of work still needs to be done before we start...

New Emotional Robotics Lab to Study Human-Robot Interaction
The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics...

SpotMini Robot Dog Gets Major Makeover
Boston Dynamics introduced a new version of its SpotMini robot dog. The...