Hexapod: a spider-shaped robotic nightmare


Let me introduce you to the most recent version of your worst nightmare – If you, like me, hate spiders – the Hexapod!

Created by Matt Bunting, an electrical engineering senior at University of Arizona, this creepy  mechanical monster  uses 21 motors, a web camera, and a tiny PC to amble around. The robot uses computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to help determine how to stand by itself up and navigate its world. Creepy, as I said!

If you want to know more about this creature, see here at Technabob.

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