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Man uses Lego to build remote-controlled robot exoskeleton

How long until this is how we're fighting wars?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jul 30, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 6:29 am CDT

Apparently it’s possible to build an exoskeleton-controlled robot in the comfort of your own home. Reverse Pacific Rim, here we come.

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YouTube user Daniele Benedetelli demonstrates his Cyclops MK II exoskeleton in this video, showing how his own movements control the behavior of a foot-tall robot on his desk.

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One of the coolest parts of this DIY project is that it was all built from Lego bricks and a simple Bluetooth controller. Totally doable… right?

Photo via Pacific Rim

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*First Published: Jul 30, 2015, 9:01 am CDT