26 November 2008
Mondo Spider
Brian Micklethwait

This evening I was watching a rerun of QI on Dave, and they mentioned something called the Mondo Spider, and showed a bit of it in action.  It’s an eight-legged walking machine, made by some Canadian artists:

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Video here, complete with rather fine sound effects.  Website here.  The above picture, of Mondo Spider being driven by the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, found on flickr, here.

Clearly this principle of locomotion has very little in the way of a present, other than as entertainment on YouTube.  But does it perhaps have any kind of future?  Unmanned planetary exploration?  Domestic robots?  Small robots?  Helping oldies up steps and staircases?

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  1. It’s a wonderful thing.

    Posted by Albert on  01 December 2008 at 12:29 pm

  2. Ohh lovely, i wish i could have a ride once on it

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    Posted by Pritesh on  30 July 2009 at 11:33 am

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