20 September 2008
Posted by Ryan Anderson
We need to send one of these to Mars.
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This is the coolest guy I have ever seen. It looks like Battlebots on steroids. I especially like the bit where she falls down on the ice and recovers. The skipping and jumping at the end was good too. But do you think the indigenous citizens on the Red Planet will be damaged by the annoying whine?
Whoa, for a little while I thought that it was either a human actor or something out of a Star Wars movie. Amazing to see it stabilize when kicked or slipping on ice.
That’s really impressive, especially when it’s untethered. It looks and sounds like a giant fly!
I’m guessing the challenge will be to make it solar powered and able to withstand the sub-arctic temperatures on Mars. My hunch is it will be in the Army long before it signs up for NASA.
this is creepy and awesome.
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Ryan Anderson, Planetary Geologist; USGS; Flagstaff, AZ
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