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Mantis hexapod walking machine by Matt Denton

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 in hacks, robotics by DP

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Matt Denton of Micromagic Systems built this Mantis hexapod robot powered by hydraulics:

After four years intensive R&D, inspiration, design and build, Micromagic Systems is proud to unveil Mantis — the biggest, all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world.

This 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel-powered, British-designed and -built walking machine can be piloted or remote WiFi-controlled, stands 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at just under two tonnes.

Via Hacked Gadgets.

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5 Responses to “Mantis hexapod walking machine by Matt Denton”

  1. JuKu says:

    Google “plusjack walking harvester” to see similar device from early 90’s.

  2. JBeale says:

    I admit it’s got a very high “cool” factor. I’m trying to imagine what the real applications would be and having some trouble. Wheeled and tracked vehicles are easier to make and operate, and they can cover some very rough terrain.

  3. hoeb says:

    Useless without rocket launchers…

  4. cameron says:

    you could at leest tell us when you bult it

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