Spider robot great for scaring arachnophobes

This six-legged terror from Japan's Kondo Kagaku can do a neat little staccato dance before it pounces.

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Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET

Japan's Kondo Kagaku has a new spider robot with six legs and a palpable creep factor, especially when it drums on a table like in this video.

The KMR-M6 is targeted at hobbyists, researchers, and people who want to scare others.

Each of its legs has two Kondo KRS-2552HV ICS servo motors--one for the horizontal rotation and another for the vertical movement. The bot seems to have a maximum ground clearance of about 4 inches.

The Kondo RCB-4HV control board directs the leg movements, and a 10.8V 800mAh Ni-MH battery supplies the power. Users can add additional leg assemblies to make even creepier spider-bots.

Shipping in May for about $880, it will probably find lots of fans among Kondo's KHR humanoid kit robot users. Or aspiring Doctor Octopuses out there.

(Via Robots Dreams)

 

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