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Pencil-Balancing Machine

By on January 25, 2011 in Pencils & Accessories

pencil balancing machine


Boing Boing has drawn our attention to this amazing machine which uses visual input only to balance a pencil on its tip. This neural information processing system was devised by brains at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich.

Watch a video of the pencil-balancer in action:

More technical information can be found on the Institute’s own page.


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