Sebastian Trimpe and Raffaello D’Andrea — Institute of Dynamic Systems and Control researchers — unveil the Balancing Cube, a robot capable of standing on any single point, thanks to “a set of DC motors and sensors attached to six networked balancing mechanisms.” Video after the break.

It can balance not only on its corners, but on any edge. It can even keep from tipping over when pushed (gently). Now why you’d need a robot to do this is anyone’s guess.

[via Technabob]