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Although the Titan VII climbing robot has only four legs, its designers drew their inspiration from spiders, which have exceptional climbing skills. Built by Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, a research associate in the Tokyo laboratory of Shigeo Hirose, the machine is intended to be a mobile construction platform on steep slopes. Japan. From the book Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species, page 193.

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Although the Titan VII climbing robot has only four legs, its designers drew their inspiration from spiders, which have exceptional climbing skills. Built by Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, a research associate in the Tokyo laboratory of Shigeo Hirose, the machine is intended to be a mobile construction platform on steep slopes. Japan. From the book Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species, page 193.