Horrifyingly wonderful hexapod dancing

We don’t know whether to be horrified, or elated at the sight of this dancing hexapod. Yeah, it isn’t a hack. It isn’t even a build article.  But if there is ever a time to post a six legged dancing head with glowing red eyes, it is today, Halloween. Enjoy.

[via BotJunkie]

Comments

  1. Spork says:

    Wow, I bet tons of work went into building that thing. Though this choice of display is well… less than ideal for showing off such technology, it does show how robust this build really is.

    Imagine some sort of gun built inside of each leg (50 cal rifles? Cannons?), a few cameras on top and a satellite to command the thing; you’ve got a nice weapon.

  2. nubie says:

    Shades of the will smith “Wild wild west”?

    Very cool.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    Wow

    that’s some good bot right there.

  4. Richard says:

    Would have been better with a ‘real’ head…

    But it’s still a masterful display of the robot fiddler’s art – kudos to both builder and choreographer. :-)

    R

  5. I really want to remake this into herman von klempt…

  6. hey3 says:

    It’s the boss from Narc!

  7. Sean says:

    I lol’d. Simply awesome.

  8. dave says:

    What was that piece that fell off at the end there?

  9. Roy van Rijn says:

    Aw, and the only thing I thought at the end of the movie:

    Why does it step right when they sing “Take one step left” and left when they sing “And one to the right”…!?

  10. efnx says:

    That’s rad. Something falls and gets kicked at the very end. Wonder what that was.

  11. macegr says:

    @dave: I ran the video through several layers of enhancement, analyzed the tumble and drag of the object, extracted a rough density analysis and 3D model, and conferred with a team of video forensics expert. The verdict? A small piece of styrofoam from the prosthetic head. ;)

  12. will d. says:

    “It’s the boss from Narc!” hell yeah!

  13. Clay says:

    I’m going to have nightmares for a week.

  14. grapenutster says:

    @ Roy van Rijn: it’s called ‘stage left’ and ‘stage right’

  15. drn says:

    wow wonderful i want one!

  16. Rhyno001 says:

    where can I find the kit for that particular bot?

  17. gyro_john says:

    Looks to me like three servos per leg for a total of eighteen. Anybody see it differently?

  18. dangerarea says:
  19. walt says:

    robots are cool! way cooler than this. i really hate it when people make robotics look stupid. and so many people do! the motions were created very well, though. too bad the end result was.. well.. you all watched the video. bllleeaaah!

  20. sarsen56 says:

    Amazing – also had no idea how small it was until the end!

  21. Capissen says:

    This is the best thing I’ve seen all year.

  22. diymaker says:

    very funny dancing, genius guy

  23. crobicha says:

    That is fantastic, great job on the choreography!

  24. Sparky says:

    Brilliant! It must have taken hours and hours to get this right. I’m a bit disappointed that it didn’t do a moonwalk, though.

  25. hurdee says:

    what a total fucking waste of time and engineering skillz.

  26. cpmike says:

    looks like a piece of styrofoam from the head.

    pretty well done… just dont really see the point, nor what exactly these dancing bots are trying to accomplish? its just servos programmed to move to the (sometimes off-)beat of a chosen song.

    id be more impressed to see a bot DANCE to music that it hears, regardless of the song choice…

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