Ultra-Mobile Rideable Spider Machine

I was all prepared to see another so-so homemade robot video, but this one is really sweet — so much is reminiscent of an SRL machine that it had me really examining the (literal) legwork. Of course, we don’t make machines that play nice with humans so we don’t make ones for riding. But this machine is remarkable, surprisingly fast and turns itself quite well; the media looks to be from late last year, and I feel like I’ve seen this bot somewhere else before…
* Watch the Spider Machine video here or embedded after the jump. (Thanks, Pauly!)
* I found a Flickr set of “mondo spider” here (image via).

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