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A Massive Mantis Turbo Diesel Hexapod Walking Machine

Meet Mantis, an all-terrain hexapod walking machine built by inventor Matt Denton and a team of six.

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.

The Mantis took four years of research, design, building, and testing, and cost “hundreds of thousands of pounds” to make. It’s for rent as an entertainment vehicle, but Denton hopes to showcase it at science fairs. Read more at the BBC.

Related vids: A smaller hexapod and more robots.

via Boing Boing

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