Giant spider robot stretches legs

A giant-mantis robot with hydraulic legs has been unveiled by a designer who spent four years creating it. Matt Denton, from Hampshire, says his "very expensive toy" has cost him hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Spider robot stretches its legs

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The robot has hydraulic legs Credit: Matt Denton

A giant-mantis robot with hydraulic legs has been unveiled by a designer who spent four years creating it. Matt Denton, from Hampshire, says his "very expensive toy" has cost him hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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The robot can cope with most terrains Credit: Matt Denton

A mining company and a marine research organisation are now interested in the creation.