Creator Boston Dynamics
Type Walker
Released 2013

RHex is a six-legged robot developed by Boston Dynamics. RHex features six powerful, independently controlled legs that are exceptional on rough terrain. RHex has the ability to climb in rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad tracks, and up slopes and small stairways. RHex's chassis is completely sealed, allowing it to be fully operational in damp, wet, muddy or swampy conditions. RHex is controlled remotely from an operator control unit at distances up to 700 meters. RHex is equipped with multiple cameras and illuminators that provide front and rear views from the robot.