"LEGS" was designed and built by
Matt Heckert in 1987
Matt Heckert worked designing and building robots with Survival Research Laboratories from 1980-1988. This radio controlled walking machine was used in Survival Research Laboratories perfomances in USA and Europe in 1988.
Powered by a gas motor it walks forward, backward, left and right. For sound it has a firetruck siren.
Mounted on the front is an electric motor which spins 2 pieces of heavy chain at high speed. This device was used to "play" a sort of xylophone of tubes and pipes in Copenhagen on July 31,1988
length: 10', height: 7'7", width 4'
weight: 1000 lbs. (aprox.)
power source (for drive/steering): 5hp Briggs and Stratton
power source (for siren and valves): 12 v automotive battery
radio control: 7 channel Futaba