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News Giant six-legged robot built by UK animatronics enthusiast

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 22 Apr 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I think we are all thinking along these lines.
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  3. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    Military Mech's are not that far off now, I say 5 years for a working prototype with the proper funding.

    Maybe these guys could help out with making Mantis more agile?

     
  4. schmidtbag

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    While I think a hexapod is cool and I'm glad this guy managed to successfully make it, I think a quadropod would've been easier, more efficient, and cheaper, but only slightly less cool. I'm sure having an additional 2 legs helps with stability and getting a smoother ride but I'm not sure the cost difference was worth it. Also, if he was going to invest this much into such a project you'd think he'd look into a more efficient (or at least less polluting) fuel. Alternative fuels are really only a problem for cars since you need to find a gas station. I highly doubt this guy tries to fill up at a pump in this thing. Funny thought though.
     
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    I remember seeing something like this on tomorrows world in the 80's. cool but abit pointless.
     
  6. Gradius

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    It would be useful back is 80's for TV show or movie. Today is really pointless. No way I would want this!
     
  7. Gradius

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    "back is 80's" read it as "back IN 80's ".
     
  8. Meanmotion

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    Just on the fuel thing, there are very few alternatives to diesel that offer the same energy density and thus potential range - it is simply the most efficient choice given the desire to have this thing move under its own steam.
     
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    Quick, pass me a rolled up newspaper
     
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    bet he plays chaos...
     
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