The bizarre 'house on legs' that can REALLY give you a mobile office (and its inventors say it could even one day explore the moon)

  • The 'house on legs' can step forwards, backwards and rotate using its legs
  • The Russian designed bot, called Larifuga, is controlled by a joystick glove?
  • It could be used as a walking office or for street pop up shops and as street art
  • It can move, run, dance and even engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot
  • Eventually, the researchers claim it could investigate the surface of the moon

Imagine a severe flood, akin to that caused by Texas' Hurricane Harvey, were to hit your city.?

In most cases, you'd have to evacuate from your home and hope for the best upon your return.

But what if instead, your house could move with you? This is what a newly designed 'house on legs' technology could achieve in the near future.

The Russian invention, called Larifuga, can step forwards, backwards and rotate using its legs, which are controlled by a joystick glove.?

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According to Larifuga's designers, based at Samara State Technical University, the bot is based on the limbs of mammals, reptiles and insects

According to Larifuga's designers, based at Samara State Technical University, the bot is based on the limbs of mammals, reptiles and insects

'Larifuga' means vagabond, or wanderer, in Latin - alluding to the tech's movement capabilities.?

According to Larifuga's designers, based at Samara State Technical University (Samara Polytech), the bot is based on the limbs of mammals, reptiles and insects.

While Larifuga is still in the early design stages, the researchers say it could be used as a walking office ?or even for small street pop up shops, walking exhibition stands and as street art.

While Larifuga is still in the early design stages, the researchers say it could be used as a walking office or even for small street pop up shops, walking exhibition stands and as street art

While Larifuga is still in the early design stages, the researchers say it could be used as a walking office or even for small street pop up shops, walking exhibition stands and as street art

The bot, called Larifuga, can move in different directions, run, dance and engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot.?'Larifuga' means vagabond, or wanderer, in Latin - alluding to the tech's movement capabilities

The bot, called Larifuga, can move in different directions, run, dance and engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot.?'Larifuga' means vagabond, or wanderer, in Latin - alluding to the tech's movement capabilities

The bot can move in different directions, run, dance and engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot.?

Eventually though, the researchers claim it could be adapted to investigate the surface of the moon.?

The engineers behind the bot are already developing an interdisciplinary project for exploring the moon.

According to the engineers, the bot's design was inspired by the dream of owning a mobile home, a concept from the Russian fairy tale Baba Yaga.

The bot can move in different directions, run, dance and engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot.?Eventually though, the researchers claim it could be adapted to investigate the surface of the moon

The bot can move in different directions, run, dance and engage in a 'judo fight' with another bot.?Eventually though, the researchers claim it could be adapted to investigate the surface of the moon

The engineers behind the bot are already developing an interdisciplinary project for exploring the moon

The engineers behind the bot are already developing an interdisciplinary project for exploring the moon

The fairy tale tells the story of an ogress named Baba Yaga who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children, and lives with her sisters in a forest hut that spins continuously on chicken legs.?

The bot was showcased at the International Student Festival in Sochi in October, where it was controlled with the aid of a joystick glove.?

Currently, Samara Polytech is in negotiations with Moscow's Museum of Modern Art to place a couple of Larifugas in the museum.?

THE 'HOUSE ON LEGS': INSPIRED BY A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE

A new 'house on legs' robot has been designed by Russian researchers at Samara State Technical University.?

The bot can step forwards, backwards and rotate using its legs, which are controlled by a joystick glove.?

A new 'house on legs' robot has been designed by Russian researchers at Samara State Technical University. The bot can step forwards, backwards and rotate using its legs, which are controlled by a joystick glove

A new 'house on legs' robot has been designed by Russian researchers at Samara State Technical University. The bot can step forwards, backwards and rotate using its legs, which are controlled by a joystick glove

The bot's design was inspired by the dream of owning a mobile home, a concept from the Russian fairy tale Baba Yaga.?

The fairy tale tells the story of an ogress named Baba Yaga who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children, and lives with her sisters in a forest hut that spins continuously on chicken legs.?

Her fence is topped with human skulls and she can ride through the air in an iron kettle ?or in a mortar that she drives with a pestle.

An illustration of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga, in Russian Folklore, is an ogress who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children, and lives with her sisters in a forest hut that spins continuously on chicken legs

An illustration of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga, in Russian Folklore, is an ogress who steals, cooks, and eats her victims, usually children, and lives with her sisters in a forest hut that spins continuously on chicken legs

?Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica?

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