Come on in Private Iron and War Bastard, your time is up…
My good friend and robotic wizard Matt Denton has spent the last few years making this metal mother, a real working piece of heavy metal hardware that is science fact.
Check out the Mantis on the reel below (directed by my big brother Oscar). Then why not hire the Mantis at a kids birthday party to scare the shit out of them all?
Mantis – Two Tonne Hexapod Walking Robot
After four years intensive R&D, inspiration, design and build, Micromagic Systems is proud to unveil Mantis — the biggest, all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world.
This 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel-powered, British-designed and -built walking machine can be piloted or remote WiFi-controlled, stands 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at just under two tonnes.
“This is definitely the largest hexapod we have built so far,” says Micromagic founder and Mantis’ chief designer Matt Denton. “This walking machine started as an idea back in 2007, we secured private funding in 2009 to start the project and – after three years of design, build and testing – the robot made a first successful test drive in the summer of 2012 at Bestival UK.”
“It’s been called an instant design classic and an inspiring engineering project for the next generation.”
The Mantis is available now for private hire, custom commissions, events, and sponsorship.
For more info goto http://www.facebook.com/mantisrobot