Stompy: The giant, rideable walking robot
By: Project Hexapod
Pledged: $97,817 of $65,000 goal
Funded: Sept. 2, 2012
This group of about 20 roboticists, engineers, designers, and fabricators got together for an open-source robotics project that will build a 4,000-pound, 18-foot diameter, 6-legged robot that they can ride on. The project is still in the works and in an update on Dec. 18, they posted a video reporting the project’s first prototype leg movements.