- Matt Denton
- 2.8 m X 5 m dimension(s)
- United Kingdom (Wickham)
The largest rideable hexapod robot measures 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in) tall and 5 m (16 ft 4 in) in diameter, achieved by Matt Denton (UK) in Wickham, Hampshire, UK, as verified on 15 November 2017.
The largest rideable hexapod robot (six-legged vehicle) is called Mantis. The hexapod, which can be driven from inside its cockpit or operated remotely by wifi, weighs 1.9 tonnes (4,188 lb) and is powered by a 2.2-litre Perkins turbo diesel engine. It boasts 18 degrees of freedom via two three-axis joysticks and 28 buttons, and has a Linux PC as its “brain”. It has a top speed of just over 1 km/hr (0.6 mph).
The building of the hexapod robot begun back in 2009 and is continuously being upgraded.