HECTOR Insect-Inspired Hexapod Walking Robot
HECTOR or Hexapod cognitive autonomously operating robot, was designed to help that how exactly the animals manage to move so gracefully. It is developed by Germanys Bielefeld University folks. HECTOR sports 6 legs, with 18-joints in total, that protrude from an exoskeleton made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. Its legs are given a life-like range of motion provided by a special set of elastic joint drives and a series of biologically inspired algorithms, and its exoskeleton can carry a load of 30kgs the robot itself weighs a mere 12kgs. HECTORs is built to learn from its experiences. Dont forget to check the video after reading.