Take a Ride on a Creepy Crawly Robotic Skateboard

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Who the hell knows when we're getting hoverboards? The Land Crawler eXtreme, a creepy 12-legged personal transport bot, is here now, and it's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to kick flip one.

Made for his son by the Japanese roboticist Vagabond Works, the Land Crawler eXtreme has six pairs of nightmarishly scurrying legs that can support a 175 pound passenger. The current version moves slowly but steadily, though I'm sure we'll see a faster moving version and corresponding X-Games event in the near future. [Singularity Hub via PopSci]