The 3D printed spider robot
Posted By Arthur Cassaignau on Jul 15, 2013 | 0 comments
Prank pullers will be thrilled. If they were concerned that their rubber spider didn’t seem real enough for scare anyone, the T8 spider robot should give them some confidence for their next prank.
Robugtix is the name of the company behind the T8. It produces a robotized octopod that can imitate a real spider with an incredible precision. The movements are handled by the Bigfoot™ Inverse Kinematics Engine, which uses complex calculations to control multi-legged walking robots. The user only has to send short and simple commands to the robot (for example, instructing it to walk forward at a desired speed) and the engine will automatically take care of all the details, including inverse kinematics, leg trajectory planning, leg gait coordination, motor control, etc. This makes it quite easy even for absolute beginners to play with advanced robotics.
The spider robot is powered by 26 servo motors, which can all be controlled through a wireless Robugtix™ Controller. It’s also possible to program your very own moves, so that you it makes it easier to develop complex scenarios for your pranks…
The good news is that Robugtix plans to release the first ones on september the 30th. The way we see it, you can have yours in time for Halloween.