by Txchnologist Staff
What strange mechanical beast is this? Officially, it was called a Cybernetic Anthropmorophous Machine, but you can call it the GE Walking Truck. Read about its development in the 1960s here.
According to Chris Hunter, curator at the Museum of Innovation and Science, which is home to some 15,000 GE documents and artifacts, the Army wanted a vehicle that could navigate rough, steep terrain. It had to be able to push through dense vegetation, step over felled trees, and sidle around standing ones, all while nimbly carrying up to a half-ton in men and material.
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