Give me dragons any day of the year. Big ones, small ones, any type and colored ones. I belong to a few Facebook groups that deal with Dragons and one of them shared a video of a 30 foot dragon sadly not a real live one, but a robotic one. So I of course hit YouTube for some more video of it and I was NOT disappointed!
Largest Walking Robot – English version that shows the work that went into creating it.
Of course it’s from Zollner Elektronik AG. They developed and constructed the world’s largest four-legged walking robot.”Tradinno” is a remote-controlled, outdoor-capable walking robot with dimensions never seen before. Tradinno — its name is a mashup of “tradition” and “innovation” — is a mechatronic system starring in Germany’s oldest folk play “Further Drachenstich”, performed each August in the Bavarian town of Furth im Wald.
The 11-ton dragon, 51 feet long, with a 40 foot wingspan, is driven by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine. It is listed in the newly released “Guinness World Records 2014” as the world’s largest walking robot.
Zollner Elektronik AG, founded in 1965 in Zandt, Germany, has 17 international sites, including one in Milpitas, California.
Learn more about the Dragon. It’s in German so either view Microsoft Edge with the Translator app extension or of course Chrome.
Until next time, anyone who wants to make me a walking fire breathing dragon I’m 100% game!