The Ant’s six legs are actually propeller-like wheels that help give it a burst of speed across bare floors or carpeting. The unique design of the legs makes this bug ten times faster than any of the other HEXBUG creatures. It is programmed to use the front and rear wire touch sensors to quickly detect and maneuver around obstacles.
The HEXBUG, which continues the tradition of “pet” robotic toys, was first introduced in 2007 and became the recipient of iParenting’s award for Media’s Best Products of 2009. In recent years robotic toys have found their place in our society, whether they are soft and furry, or, like the HEXBUG, fully robotic underneath their plastic exoskeleton.