MadLab Industries have combined a six-bladed hexacopter and a 6-legged hexapod to create a new type of terrifying hexadrone that can not only walk but fly as well.
The Hexapod is a modified PhantomX kit from Trossen Robotics, and a custom MLI hexacopter, have been spliced together using carbon-fibre and aluminium to keep the weight to a minimum. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Hexadrone project and see it in action.
Back in December the development team behind the creation explained that if they could successfully get the creation to function as they wanted, they might consider starting a Kickstarter campaign to raise the required funds to take their creation into production. The development team explains:
“Here we have combined a quadcopter (actually a hexcopter) with a Hexapod. Both machines are fully functional, and currently controlled seperatly. You are able to walk around, and talk off, land and continue walking. You are able to operate the hexapods legs during flight as well.”Filed Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Gadgets News, Top News