This is a educational construction kit assembled from various materials (plastic, metal, etc.).
This kit creates a clear orange color version of the realistically creepy Centipede Robot, which slithers and slides across a range of obstacles. The model has a central gearbox with internal motor, which the legs on body sections that are connected by universal joints. Model motion can be influenced by changing the position of the steering bar on the head.
About the i-Centipot
Where does intelligence come from? This is the question which lay behind the development of the i-Centipot at Osaka University's Graduate School of Engineering. A team led by Prof. Koichi Osuka attempted to prove the hypothesis that life reacts to its surroundings rather than based on an innate inteligence. The Centipede Robot design drew inspiration from the i-Centipot.