Manoeuvrable spider makes programmable robotics more accessible

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Vincross, a consumer robotics company based in China, has announced a new six-legged robot called HEXA. The device runs on the MIND operating system, which is based on the Linux kernal and has been adapted to run customizable routines for the robot. HEXA comes with a wide variety of built-in sensors to help it move around, which also includes a camera and distance sensor. Users can control HEXA with a smartphone, and because of its unique design, it's easily able to clamber over uneven terrain or even climb stairs. The robot is also clever enough to climb objects automatically, meaning…

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