Nov 29, 2018

The man who built ‘Star Wars’ droid BB-8 has created a giant rideable robot spider — here it is in action

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Animatronics engineer Matt Denton has worked on some pretty mindblowing projects. He’s built special effects robots for “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” and “Jurassic World.”

But his latest project may just be his most ambitious yet. Denton has created a huge, six-legged driveable robot that has been compared to a spider. And it’s won him a Guinness World Record.

Denton was interested in robotics from an early age, “I was mad for technical Lego,” he told Business Insider. In fact, he still likes to build machines with Lego, as is attested by his YouTube channel.

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