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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

Mantis - Hexapod Walking Machine

Ride This: An SUV-Size Insectoid Robot

In 2007, Matt Denton stopped on the side of the road near his home in Hampshire, England, to watch an excavator dig. The machines had fascinated him since childhood, but after years of designing control systems for animatronic Hollywood creatures, Denton saw the shovel-tipped boom through a more imaginative lens. “It was effectively the shape of a leg,” he says. “So I started to wonder: Would it be possible to buy six of them and attach them to a chassis?” Four years later, Denton can lumber around in a two-ton, nine-foot-tall robo-walker he calls the Mantis.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:05 PM

Great, next step,someone gives it an AI and we're all screwed

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