RHEX: The hexapod robot

The RHEX is a general purpose six-legged robot that can right itself and climb stairs. It can walk, run, and creep at almost any speed and it’s shown here clattering around on the floor and then climbing stairs. It appears the RHEX has been in the works for years but recently he’s been modified for use in toys and military applications.

In short this is probably even scarier than Big Dog. Imagine a swarm of these guys led by BigDog heading into your house in search of your juices. I, for one, welcome our robotic overlords.

This video was taken at Carnegie Mellon University and is part of a robotic movement project.