Saturday, November 06, 2010

Igaa-san's 4-legged 4-wheeled Spider-like Robot

If you're in the mood for a cool little robot, you need to check out Igaa-san's latest prototype. It's nothing groundbreaking but it's very very cool.

If you have seen the Tachikoma mecha robot that was made for Ghost in the Shell, you will notice that Igaa-san's robot is pretty similar.

The robot is unnamed and still needs some cosmetic work, though, he's planning on giving it a face lift sometime in the future. It's also relatively small, about the size of those RC cars you find at toy stores.

The movement, which I think is a lot like a spider, comes from its four legs that all have wheels attached to them for feet. Watch the video below and see what only a couple of days of motion programming can do. It's neat!

Now, it's nothing spectacular or groundbreaking, but, I have to say, I find it rather amusing. What do you think?

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