Behold Tradinno! The fiercest beast ever created with PTC Creo! I’m calling that right now.
At 50-feet long and 30-feet tall, this fire-breathing robotic dragon, sometimes called “Fanny,” weighs 11 tons and holds 8 liters of (fake) blood in its veins. Guinness Book of World Records says the mechatronic wonder is the biggest walking robot in the world.
It moves on four scaly legs, and also has its own vehicle for longer trips. On its website, creators at Zollner Elektronik write:
“The walking robot was equipped with bidirectional wireless data transmission via four control units that were developed in-house. The same method is used with the all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering 2.0-liter turbo diesel transport vehicle with deadweight of 4.3 tons, used for transporting the 11.0-ton robot. The radio remote control unit uses bidirectional control in the four modes front-axle steering, rear-axle steering, articulated loader steering or crab steering.”
The elaborate robot was created as a stage prop for a 500-year-old German folk play called Drachenstich.
If you’ve ever thought about building a massive fire-breathing dragon, you probably already know the design challenges: durability, endurance, large assembly management, routing cabling and veins, manufacturability, avoiding expensive prototyping, simulation and analysis, etc.
Behold! PTC Creo helped with all of that! In fact, watch closely, and you’ll see us in Tradinno’s showcase video.