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giant Rhex robot
« on: September 19, 2009, 07:44:58 AM »
I just saw this today. Anyone know anything about it? It looks like a giant Rhex robot . . .

http://www.botmag.com/issue17/images/center.jpg


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Re: giant Rhex robot
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 07:59:02 AM »
This was on the show "Prototype This!" on the Discovery Channel. The goal was to create a truly all-terrain vehicle (to ride in) in which the design was based on the Rhex.

Unfortunately, it could only get up for a second before falling down, the chassis was heavier than originally expected...
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Re: giant Rhex robot
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 08:16:01 AM »
Unfortunately, it could only get up for a second before falling down, the chassis was heavier than originally expected...
Sounds like they didn't do a torque calculation :P

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Re: giant Rhex robot
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 06:17:41 PM »
the guy in the blue jeans that handles most of the mechanical stuff was well know for always trying to go with raw power and was a build as you go person there for he probably neglegted to do that time saving calculation.

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Re: giant Rhex robot
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 07:05:34 PM »
 whats a rhex robot?

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Re: giant Rhex robot
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Re: giant Rhex robot
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 09:46:38 AM »
pretty cool

 


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