Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Killer Spider Tank Tachikoma

From the amazing robot god Tomotaka Takahashi at Robo Garage:
Tachikoma is from the anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
The creatures are inspired by jumping spiders but, in the series, are as large as cars and very intelligent. They can run, roll at high speed with wheels on their feet and jump.

The robot version is much smaller - lucky for us - at 40 cm long.

The robot Tachikoma have 19 degrees of freedom, run off lithium polymer batteries and as you can see from the videos (here and here) they seem very friendly.

via Loving the Machine: Charm from the barrel of a gun

Female Robot Warrior
Chroino at RoboNexus


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that Ghost in the Shell fans are really going to love it, but for the rest of us, it really looks like a off-color blue high-tech toilet. It even has the flush lever on the side.

7:31 PM, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any ideal where to purchase this?

9:19 AM, August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toilet!?! Awwww...you ruined it!

10:58 AM, August 28, 2006  
Blogger Hope Lloyd said...

OH - I love this!!! I really need to own one now. they are my favorite characters from SAC.

12:03 PM, August 28, 2006  
Blogger Marmalade Girl said...

Bad news, they are a promotional item only and there are no plans to sell them.

12:02 AM, August 30, 2006  

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