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Video Friday: Hexapod Robot Transforms Into Death Star

It walks, it rolls, it's a transforming spherical hexapod!

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Evan Ackerman is IEEE Spectrum’s robotics editor.

Video Friday: Hexapod Robot Transforms Into Death Star

There's a hexapod tucked away inside this transforming sphere, and it may or may not have just destroyed Alderaan. Yeah, probably not, but that's only because it's not fully armed and operational yet. BWAHAHAHAHA!

I'd say that this little guy, designed by Zenta (who we've featured before), would do pretty well at one of those Hexapod dance-off competitions even without the addition of any costumes or silly hats. We're not sure if it's ever going to turn into a kit, but just keep in mind that it uses a wallet-busting 25 separate servos, so you'd better start saving now. And win the lottery. A few times. And, as if transforming from a hexapod into a sphere and back again wasn't enough, the plan is to teach MorpHex how to roll itself along the ground. After you. With giant death lasers.*

[ Zenta ] via [ Robots Dreams ]

*Giant death lasers sold separately.

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