Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

Walking robots with more than 2 legs (tripods, quadpods..) have the inherent advantage of stability over biped robots
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Mantis - Two Tonne Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

Post by PedroR » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:22 pm

Post by PedroR
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi all

Matt from MicroMagic systems (where they have really neat Hexapods!) has recently presented a monster hexapod, 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at just under two tonnes.

From the author:
"This is definitely the largest hexapod we have built so far," says Micromagic founder and Mantis' chief designer Matt Denton. "This walking machine started as an idea back in 2007, we secured private funding in 2009 to start the project and - after three years of design, build and testing - the robot made a first successful test drive in the summer of 2012 at Bestival UK."

The video of the Hexapod can be seen here:
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Pedro.
Hi all

Matt from MicroMagic systems (where they have really neat Hexapods!) has recently presented a monster hexapod, 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at just under two tonnes.

From the author:
"This is definitely the largest hexapod we have built so far," says Micromagic founder and Mantis' chief designer Matt Denton. "This walking machine started as an idea back in 2007, we secured private funding in 2009 to start the project and - after three years of design, build and testing - the robot made a first successful test drive in the summer of 2012 at Bestival UK."

The video of the Hexapod can be seen here:
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