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Scott Parenteau's Walking Pod is a Heavy but Graceful Robot

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: cyberneticzoo & treehugger
Scott Parenteau's walking pod robot was inspired by Theo Jansen's machines and Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes. The welder created the robot over the course of three months during his time off. The gigantic robot is made of scrap metal, sheet metal, tubing and is powered by integrated solar panels, wind turbines and the motors from two commercial dishwashers.

The weight of the vehicle is comparable to a Volkswagen Beetle, but it would probably get twice as many stares if you were to ride it down the street. Although the huge mechanical creature is made of heavy scrap metals, it moves quite gracefully.

The unusual geodesic walking pod was designed as a piece for Burning Man, and recently wowed the crowds at the 'Maker Faire 2013.' Stats for Geodesic Walking Pod Robots Trending: Older & Average
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