Matt Denton has set the world record for building the largest rideable Hexapod Robot named ‘Mantis’.
Earlier, Denton had created the BB8 robot that highlighted in a Star Wars movie.
British engineer Matt Denton has set the world record for building the largest rideable hexapod robot named ‘Mantis’.
Weighing approximately two tonnes, the Star Wars episode-inspired six-legged robot is 2.8 metres tall and able to walk at a maximum speed of 1 kmph.
Denton took three years to build Mantis and try to work the kinks out of previous attempts at a hexapod robot. Denton’s previous effort, the MK I model, took a year-and-a-half to make, and suffered from crippling issues with the hydraulic systems.
Previously, Denton had created the BB8 robot that highlighted in a Star Wars movie.
From being inspired by Star Wars as a youngster, Denton was chosen to work on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’.
He later won an award for his creative work on the fan-favourite BB8 robot.