Stompy Is a Giant, 6-Legged Robot You Can Ride

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August 5, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!




Want to ride an 18-foot-wide, 4,000-pound, six-legged hydraulic robot? If Project Hexapod gets enough crowdsourced donations on Kickstarter, you might be able to.

Stompy, the robot, is a project designed by a team of students and instructors — who have experience creating commercial and military robots — in Massachusetts. They launched the Kickstarter page Friday and are seeking at least $65,000. In just one day, they’ve raised $12,545.

But if the project exceeds expectations and raises as much as $300,000, its creators say they’ll “start a company devoted to creating open-source high-end robotic technology, and start developing a zoo’s wo…
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via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/08/04/stompy-robot/

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