Dancing Hexapod on the Viral Video Circuit

Posted 5 Nov 2008 at 19:13 UTC by steve Share This

Students at the HTL Saalfelden engineering school created Hexapodmeisterschaft, a six legged dancing robot. The creepy looking robot won the dancing category of the 2008 Austrian Hexapod Championships with this dance to the tune of Mambo #5. The contest took place back in April and since then this video has slowly been climbing the Internet viral video popularity charts. What most of the sites carrying this video don't talk about though is the contest itself. While Hexapodmeisterschaft may be the most visible hexapod, there plenty of others at the event, competing in both the dance category and in a hexapod race. You can find videos of the other hexapods on the competition forum and on YouTube. If you're in Austria, you should plan on going to next year's contest in April of 2009.

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