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MA Hackerspace Building Rideable Hexapod 55

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the thus-began-the-hexapod-wars dept.
New submitter schlesingerj writes in with news about a six legged robot "The Artisans Asylum hackerspace in Somerville, MA is building a monster rideable hexapod named 'Stompy', with fully articulated legs (18 hydraulics actuators in total), powered by a humongous propane forklift engine. This is being built as a class, lead by a team of expert roboticists with an impressive background, including DEKA, Boston Dynamics and Barret Technologies and is expected to be finished by the end of the summer. I for one welcome our new robot overlords."
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MA Hackerspace Building Rideable Hexapod

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  • Cool place (Score:3, Insightful)

    by TheCarp (96830) <sjc&carpanet,net> on Wednesday May 02, 2012 @02:16PM (#39870833) Homepage

    I never have been to this hackerspace. I found out about it at Arisia 2011, when I saw a previous boss of mine sitting at a table in Dealer's Room. We chatted for a bit, and it turns out, he was manning the Artists Asylum table. They look really fucking cool. They have a 3d printer (soon I will too :) ), CNC machine etc.... and they offer classes on how to use the tools and do stuff with it. When I was looking, I believe they also had other classess on other tools and techniques.

    I want to check them out one day, maybe actually be social, but, I tend to have my own tools and like to work at my house on my projects.

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