WHO KEEPS BUILDING THESE THINGS?: Creepy Hexapod Robot Can Transform, Roll Out In A Ball

April 21, 2014


This is Norwegian engineer Kåre "Zenta" Halvorsen's MorpHex, a hexapod robot that can transform and roll out in a ball. You may actually recall MorpHex from this post back in 2012, this is just the new and improved version. Or maybe it's the exact f***ing same, I'm not sure. Whatever the case, when reached for comment about the transforming ball, Optimus Prime just laughed and told the little shit to go join the Decepticons.

Keep going for a video of the bot in action.

Thanks to Luke and viscouse, who agree that would be great fun to run around smacking with a shovel while it tries to roll away.

  • WolfKnight

    My WHY aren't these in mass production yet?

  • joevsyou

    When are we going get a robot like rosy from the jetsons? lol Going give it 5 years for rich people. We have small robots in the making that can do individual jobs around a home but not ONE that can do it all

  • zin

    I don't think anyone supports your robophobia anymore GW.
    I for one am looking forward to having an intelligent robot pet that transforms into a ball. I will call her Metroid.

  • Guest

    I'm fighting so hard not to correct you... So much geek rage...

  • twoeggshuffle

    Maybe she'll meet a nice boy named Zelda, too.

  • zin

    And Halo can administer their wedding! *swoon*

  • Curtis Champion

    Replace the plastic with armour and you would have a near impenetrable yet highly mobile robot. You could put a communications array, designator or even weapon inside the "top" of the device to be deployed when not engaged. As non-military options go, you could use this as a wildlife camera, with the ability of protecting itself like an armadillo when threatened with damage. This is quite an awesome little robot.

  • baal

    Slap on an AI that recognizes bipeds and add a speaker to say, "Exterminate! Exterminate!" and you have a regular Dr.Who episode right there.

  • would be a shame if some little kid rolled up on and kicked it because he thought it was his new kickball...

  • Darren McCoy

    It reminds me of Emperor Ming's robot from defenders or the Earth.

  • Daniel Ross

    Droidekas, incoming!

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