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January 12, 2001
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Spherical Motor Images
Photos by Keith Weller

Image C. Gregory S. Chirikjian, one of the inventors of this spherical motor, is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Image D. David Stein, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins, is one of the inventors of this spherical motor.

Image E. This close-up shows the permanent magnets attached to the interior of the sphere.

Image F. These electromagnets, activated by a computer, attract the permanent magnets and cause the sphere to move into a new position.

Return to news release: "Spherical Motor Allows Ball-Based 3-D Movement".

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