A-Pod Robot Hexapod Video

The A-Pod robot has perhaps the most insectile movements of any of the hexapods. Take a look at the A-Pod video and judge for yourself.


(A-Pod Robot Hexapod Video)

A-Pod is an ant inspired hexapod robot with a 2 DOF abdomen (tail), a 3 DOF head with large mandibles. 6 legs with 3 DOF each. Total 25 servos. This video demonstrates body movement and mandible control. I still have to do some mechanical improvements to the legs (therefore little walking). The robot are remotely controlled with a custom 2,4 GHz RC transmitter.

The A-Pod robot might have a place in the 1984 film Runaway, starring Tom Selleck and (bizarrely) Gene Simmons from the rock group KISS playing the maniacal bad guy. Michael Crichton wrote and directed this unjustly neglected movie.


(Killer-Spider-Robots attack Tom Selleck in Runaway)

Spider-robots that can climb trees, fences or walls start to appear, spitting acid and electrocuting victims, and who will stop them? Tom Selleck and the Runaway Squad, that's who.

From Trossen Robotics.

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