We tend to throw the term “scientists” around quite often with all the new invention we see, but in the case of Matt Denton it certainly applies. Micromagic Systems, his own company, has been working for 4 years on a walking robot that’s big enough to carry a human passenger.
The result is the beast described as the “all-terrain hexapod, the biggest robot in the world”. The Mantis weighs 1,900 kg (4,188 pounds) and is 2.8 meters (9.18 ft) tall. A Perkins Perkins 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine powers the beast as well as hydraulics.
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