I just found this over at Singularity Hub, one of the best places on the interweb to waste some time while broadening your mind.  It’s starting to look like hexapod robots are going to be filling many niches in the future.  Able to traverse nearly any terrain, the hexapod design enables robots to go wherever humans can or can’t go. The Mantis just happens to be a ginormous one that you can ride in.  My only complaint is that the thing moves as slow as a sloth.  The coolest parts of the video are the ones moving in fast forward!  Anyway, it’s an astounding marvel of robotic engineering and I still want one!