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Mantis: 2-Metric Ton Rideable Hexapod

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Here is a two-tonne robot that can be controlled from within its cockpit or over WiFi. Matt Denton was inspired by Star Wars to build this giant machine. It measures 2.8 m x 5 m and is powered by a 2.2-liter Perkins turbo diesel engine. It has a max speed of over 1 km/hr.

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The Mantis features 18 degrees of freedom. It has a Linux PC as its brain which runs the HexEngine software.

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