Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, “mecanum wheels” exist. Here, watch a robot demonstrate them:

Here’s how botmaker MicroRobo describes their creation:

Watch more of the robot’s weird movements below: