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Robocop launches a Kickstarter campaign

June 11, 2013

photo(65)Mark Haygood, the former cop and self-taught roboticist whose creation City Paper wrote about last month, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build a new and better robot—and teach kids the wonder virtue of making stuff.

“Hex is a less sophisticated humanoid platform but a perfect teaching tool as ALL of the basic fundamentals of advanced humanoid robotics apply,” Haygood writes in his pitch, which includes a great video. “Hex is a unique thing in all the world – a starter humanoid robot.”

Haygood, who turned 50 a couple weeks ago, has been busy visiting schools and making contacts. He’s trying to raise $35,000 by July 30.

Good luck, sir.