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:
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?