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The X-RHex Robot Moves Like a Creepy Crawly Insect

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 27, 2011 • References: botjunkie and fastcompany
Although robotic machines are popping up left, right and center, the X-RHex robot is one that you will be sure to remember. A military machine, it is a creepy crawly, six-legged creation that will incite fear.

Developed in an MIT lab, the X-RHex robot is an updated version of the RHex robot. A miniature beast of a machine, it is faster, stronger and more reliable. Thanks to its half-wheels, it can traverse steps, flat concrete and desert sand easier.