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
, 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.
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