Animatronics & Robotics for Film & Television



Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine

Developed 2009/12


With a 5 meter working envelope and weighing in at 1800Kg this is definitely the largest hexapod I have built so far! The Mantis walkign machine started as an idea five years ago, and after a three year build came to life in the summer of 2012.


Hydraulic powered from a 2.2 TD power pack, the Mantis can be piloted on-board or remote driven via a wifi link.


Although this is the first version of the Mantis to be released, it is effectively MKII. MKI was finished during the summer of 2011, however, there were several mechanical issues that needed to be resolved, including the removal of the fourth axis! Hence this version is technically MKII.


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