Meet Mantis the Two Ton Hexapod Robot

Science Fiction, meet Science Fact!

Meet Mantis the Robot created by British company Micro Magic Systems.

This two metric ton hydraulic robot took four years to design and build. Powered by a 2.2 Liter Turbo Diesel engine, Mantis can be operated via onboard pilot or remote control via Wi-Fi.

This miracle of robotic design has a 5 meter working area and when all the feet are planted exerts less force per leg than a human being.

As you can see robot design is radically advancing. Apparently the design was inspired by the Star Wars AT-AT walker. Kind of makes you wonder what military battlefields are going to look like in 50 years…

For more information check out their webpage MantisRobot.com.

~ by D. Dieterle on April 29, 2013.

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