Have you ever wondered what would happen if one of the fictional creatures from the fantasy novels or movies came alive? Wouldn’t it be just like a scary moment from Jurassic Park? So, when a video of a creepy six-legged spider-like robot walking around surfaced on Twitter, the Internet lost it’s calm. Named Mantis, it is said to be the world’s largest all-terrain operational hexapod.
“Mantis is a six-legged walking robot from Micromagic Systems. It’s the largest all-terrain operational hexapod in the world. It stands 9 feet tall and weighs 2 tons,” a report read. Chief designer Matt Denton spent three years on the machine. Its first successful test drive was in 2012. It is powered by a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine. One can pilot Mantis from within or even remotely.
Meet Mantis: the 2 ton, 6-legged walking robot pic.twitter.com/myAWwwPKI7
— Tech Insider (@techinsider) March 20, 2018
As per the news reports, it is a fully functioning robotic spider that not only walks on six legs but also stands at nine feet tall with the ability to stomp anything that comes its way.