This Creepy Hexapod Has Robotic Snakes for Legs [Video]

A rather creepy hexapod robot that has robotic snakes for legs. Each of these legs were built using the technology of a previous snake-like robot built by the Carnegie Mellon’s Biorobotics Lab (Video at the bottom of this post.)

Initial demonstrations of autonomous walking of “Snake Monster”, a hexapod robot built with modular actuators from the Biorobotics Lab’s snake robot project, at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. The series-elastic actuators in each joint allow simultaneous position-velocity-torque control, enabling compliant motions using a simple alternating-tripod walking gait. This work is funded by the DARPA M3 program.

[CMUBiorobotics | Via IO9]