Vermont man plans to build a giant spider-like robot to cart him around

Robots are an undeniably cool way to get around. A giant robot? Even better — and that's exactly what Jaimie Mantzel of Vermont wants to build. When all is said and done, he's hoping to have a 12-foot-high, 18-foot-wide giant hexapod that he can control from a cockpit. He's documenting his progress as he puts the thing together, though it's still probably going to be a long while yet. Stuff like this makes me want to peek into garages and see if anyone else is up to anything crazy.

Click Continue to watch a video of a tiny prototype of the giant robot strutting around.

Jaimie Mantzel, via Gear Live, via Botropolis