After four years intensive R&D, inspiration, design and build, Micromagic Systems is proud to unveil Mantis -- the biggest, all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world.

This 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel-powered, British-designed and -built walking machine can be piloted or remote wifi-controlled, stands 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at just under two tonnes.

"This is definitely the largest hexapod we have built so far," says Micromagic founder and Mantis' chief designer Matt Denton. "This walking machine started as an idea back in 2007, we secured private funding in 2009 to start the project and - after three years of design, build and testing - the robot made a first successful test drive in the summer of 2012 at Bestival UK."

"It's been called an instant design classic and an inspiring engineering project for the next generation."

The Mantis is available now for private hire, custom commissions, events, and sponsorship.

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All material (C) Matt Denton - Micromagic Systems 2012

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