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Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine

Hits: 4655 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Technology | Added by: MrPeabody
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MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:31:47 PM
"Speeding it up is just a matter of technique."

Actually it is capable of going 10x faster now, but he does not have all the sensors necessary to to prevent (costly) damage in place yet, so he does not chance it.

Below is an interview with the creator, it gives a lot of detail, go between 2 and 3 minutes you just want to know about the speed issues.

This video is unlisted. Only those with the link can see it. Matt Denton's Mantis Hexapod - Daily Planet Interview

Jowsh
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1231 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:10:07 AM
God help us all when they make V2

h4krChik
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 86 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:36:34 AM
Sooooooooo sllllooooooooowwwwwww........

Denogginizer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 740 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:34:28 AM
Now all it needs is guns.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24381 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:27:32 AM
Nice! Once they get the method down? Speeding it up is just a matter of technique. Don't worry that "it's so slow"!! Recall how fast motorcars were in 1902?

@piperfawn: Big tractor engine. It's probably noisy as all get-out too!

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3797 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:52:45 AM
Anyway as structure is quite fascinating.I've allways tought that copyng animals body could lead to great results in machinery.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:51:32 AM

Call me when it climbs up the side of a building.

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3797 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:51:31 AM
Power source?

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2405 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:40:06 AM
Well that is definitely quite impressive but it looks like it would take a lot of patience to operate it.

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 645 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:24:36 AM
call me when it starts running

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:09:44 AM
Link: Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine [Rate Link] - Roads? We don't need any roads!


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