solar + wind powered robotic geodesic dome by scott parenteau



assisted by a roof-mounted solar panel and wind turbine, the robotic geodesic dome by commercial welder scott parenteau was presented at last month’s maker faire in san francisco. made entirely from scrap metal and industrial dishwasher parts, the ‘walking bot’ runs on 800 watts of battery power, with two commercial dishwasher gear motors that propels its 12 kinetic legs. however, it’s not the most efficient form of rapid-transportation– weighing just over 1,800 pounds, the pod can only travel at .03 km/h (.02 mph). to see the robot in action, watch the video below.



giant walking pod robot at maker faire 2013
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