Phasma - biomimetics as art Answered
On the face of it, Phasma is just another hexapod robot.
Get a bit closer, though, and see an interesting difference: it has cable-actuated legs. Driven the same way as bicycle brakes, they have rubber "knees" to redirect the basic pushing action into useful motion.
Speaking of the motion...
The whole thing is mechanical in the extreme, but the bouncing cable-drives and scurrying action are very "live". If this thing ran across my floor, I'd swat it in no short order.
Takram Engineering via Notcot.