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    Check this out:
    Hexapod

    It somehow doesn't seem as demonic as that robotic dog that was mentioned here about a year ago (thread now locked)......maybe an ant isn't as intimidating as a dog? Or maybe it was the music? In any case it is pretty impressive.

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    I reckon that would look pretty intimidating if it was scuttling across the floor towards you! But forward and backward movement didn't appear to be it's strong point.

    I wonder how many AA batteries it needs to run?

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    Bah make them look human and nobody likes it, make them look like evil mutant alien bugs and nobody like it.... Robot builders cant win

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    It's not easy being a tin man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    But forward and backward movement didn't appear to be it's strong point.
    A fair point. It seemed very slow - being a small device each step or 'throw' of each leg was quite small, plus the leg movement wasn't the quickest either. From memory the robotic 'dog' had good balance control on uneven and icy ground - I wonder how the ant would fare? The ability to twist the torso and head was pretty cool - all it needs is a head mounted camera.....

    When it picked up the battery I was kinda hoping to see it place it on it's end rather than straight back down, but without a second set of claws that isn't going to happen.

    Is this a private venture? If so, not bad considering there won't be unlimited funds.
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    Perhaps one day they will discover the superiour abilities of Self-laying tracks......
    better Dredd then dead

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    Reminds me of the replicators from Stargate.

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