Hexbug Robot Ants Can Outrace Real Cockroaches

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Hexbug's touch-and-sound-sensitive mini-robots have always moseyed, not scurried. But their latest, the Ant, locomotes with wheel legs—not quite a wheel, not quite a leg—zippily enough to give real bugs a run for their money.

It's got a new butt sensor, in addition to the usual antennae. It's cheap too, only $10.