Mantis, Giant Hexapod


Seems like giant robot vehicles are all the fad lately! With robots like Stompy and Kuratas, when are we going to be able to drive these things on the streets?

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Two tons in weight. Nine feet tall. Six Legs. Fifty Horsepower. This monstrously awesome robot is probably the closest we’ll get (separately from the other giant robot vehicles, of course) to a humongous insect that terrorizes the world.

The chief designer Matt Denton apparently designed Mantis because it’s really cool to drive a hexapod robot. Who wouldn’t think so? Admittedly, Mantis moves a little slower than conventional vehicles. But considering the potential for misuse, maybe it’s a good thing that evil geniuses can’t ride Mantis around terrorizing the world. As a plus, speed can be improved, whereas the robot already has functions such as stabilization and object interaction, which conventional robot vehicles sometimes lack.

So hopefully we’ll see more of Mantis in the future. And hopefully that time won’t be when someone’s using it to take over the world.

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