Sansei Technologies’ SR-02 quadruped walking robot looks like a giant rhinoceros that you can actually ride. The company states that it’s an upgraded version of the world’s first quadruped walking robot ride capable of transporting multiple passengers.
It measures 3.6m (11.8ft) in length, 2.0m (6.6ft) in width and 2.1m (6.9ft) in height, and can walk on four legs while carrying a maximum of 4 passengers. Sansei Technologies specializes in amusement rides, so it’s safe to assume that SR-02 will eventually make its way to at least one theme park. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on if they plan to offer this robot for private sales.
For control software, Asratec’s robot control system ‘V-Sido’ is continuously employed to enable free operation by rider or operator with special controller,” said the company.