I’ve stated before that Theo Jansen is my favorite artist. This group of University of Louisiana students do him proud. They have taken his specifications for leg design and built them into a way to travel in style. The device was tested and carried a 325 pound rider, and runs off of two 18V hand drill motors, which have a good amount of torque and are convenient to wire in.
I really think the Robot Games need to make this an event. The many legged robot races.