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.
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'susers. Or aspiring Doctor Octopuses out there.
(Via Robots Dreams)