Robugtix has unveiled a new creation this week in the form of the 3D-printed T8 Spiderbot which is now available to purchase for $1,350 and is equipped with no less than 26 servo motors to create the realistic spider movement. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Robugtix’s 3D-printed T8 spiderbot project and see it in creepy action.
The T8 spiderbot is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high resolution 3D printed parts and is fitted with 3 servo motors in each leg and 2 in the abdomen.
The Robugtix 3D-printed T8 spiderbot is powered by a Bigfoot Inverse Kinematics Engine which performs all of the necessary calculations for smoothly controlling the motions of the robot in real time. Its creators explain:
“The Bigfoot Inverse Kinematics Engine handles all the complex math calculations necessary for controlling multi-legged walking robots. All computations are safely hidden from the user in the form of a black box. This means that the user only has to send short and simple commands to the robot (for example, instructing it to walk forward at a desired speed) and the engine will automatically take care of all the details, including inverse kinematics, leg trajectory planning, leg gait coordination, motor control, etc. This makes it quite easy even for absolute beginners to play with advanced robotics.”
To order your 3D-printed T8 Spiderbot jump over to the Robugtix website to snap one up at the promotional price of $1,350 or learn more. Also to control the robotic spider you will require a Robugtix Controller and wireless XBee module.