Meet Mantis, a 2-ton robot with a Linux brain

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – If you have read the article about 8 awesome things created with Raspberry Pi, I believe you will love the spider robot, Charlotte. But today, I stumbled upon a very cool video on Youtube about another robot, Mantis. Compared to Charlotte, Mantis is way bigger, taller and can do more awesome things. And of course, as the article title suggests, it is controlled by a PC/104 module stack running embedded Linux. The creator of Mantis is Matt Denton, who has a passion for special effects and animatronics for many years. And in case you dont know, he also supervised creature performance systems” (Distributions)