Rhex is an experimental all terrain hexapod developed as a search and rescue robot by the University of Pennsylvania.
It’s the toy you want but can’t have.
The Mantis is a fearsome two-tonne all terrain hexapod robot, built by UK robotics firm Micromagic Systems.
Operated remotely or piloted by a single driver, the hexapod can be hired for corporate events, sponsorships, oppression of a cowed populace and light garden work.
The Phantom X hexapod robot: available in kit form for a mere $1,995 from Trossen Robotics.
If those kids don’t seem sufficiently scared, it’s because – bless ’em – they miss the subtext.
Kåre ‘Zenta‘ Halvorsen’s MorpHex robot is a segmented ball that can sprout six legs, shimmy, writhe and walk around in a deeply unnerving fashion.
It must never be fitted with an energy weapon or all humans will be killed.