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Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful

Spider Robot is Creepy, But Helpful
The disaster in Japan early this year showed people that robots are often needed in the wake of a massive catastrophe like the tsunami and earthquake. When the nuclear plant started to meltdown and radiation leaked out, humans couldn’t get to the plant to help, so robots were brought in.

Spiderbot Hector Robot Ready to Take on Spider-Man

Spiderbot Hector Robot Ready to Take on Spider-Man
Making humanoid robots might seem cool, but it’s ultimately problematic between the balancing issues and the potential for replacing us humans. So it’s always interesting to see some non-humanoid robot concepts. Hector (which stands for HExapod Cognitive auTonmously Operating Robot) is about 3.3 feet long and looks like a robot from the future, but it’s currently under construction in Germany.
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Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider

Doctor Mobius’ Big Hairy & Scary LEGO Spider
Jason Ruff, also known as Doctor Mobius, created this big hairy spider out of LEGOs. It’s pretty awesome and has thousands of hair spikes covering its body. If that isn’t enough to give you arachnophobia, the spider comes complete with egg missiles and drones.

Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking

Spiderpodium: Let Your iPhone and iPod Do the Walking
I’ve seen some strange looking cases and stands for media players in my days, but this one is definitely unique among the crowd. Assuming you’re not an arachnophobe, you might enjoy one of these Spiderpodium stands for your media player or phone.

Remote Controlled Spider Climbs Walls, Ceilings

Remote Controlled Spider Climbs Walls, Ceilings
If I saw this giant creepy spider scurrying across my ceiling in the middle of the night, I’d be on the phone to Orkin faster than you can say “spiderpig”. Now you too can freak the hell out of your significant other with this oversize remote-controlled spider with glowing LED eyeballs.

An Xbox 360 for a Black Widow

An Xbox 360 for a Black Widow
If you don’t like spiders, this one’s probably not for you. Eye-catching, to say the least. Or is that fly-catching? Oh ho ho. This particular custom Xbox 360 mod is the work of deviantARTist AceCasanova, who has done a number of console paintjobs, like this one: Photo’s a little blurry, but the color is just incredible.

La Machine Street Theater’S Giant Robot Spiders: Japan Approves of These ‘Bots

La Machine Street Theater’S Giant Robot Spiders: Japan Approves of These ‘Bots
The Port of Yokohama in Japan is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate the opening of a port than with a couple of giant robot spiders from France? The theater group La Machine terrorized performed at the Yokohama Bayside Area, bringing with them their 40 ft tall, 37-ton giant robot spiders.

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk

Web-Slinging Here We Come: Scientists Add Metals to Make Super-Strong Spider Silk
Yet another proof that geeks are indeed cool: A bunch of scientists – whose professional motto is “Why not?” – decided to combine certain metals with the silk of the Araneus spider, and came up with “super-strength spider silk.”

R/C Black Widow Spider Definitely Not for Arachnophobes

R/C Black Widow Spider Definitely Not for Arachnophobes
Wanna scare the living crap out of your roommate? Just put this giant furry black widow spider on top of their blanket while they’re asleep, flip on the remote control, and watch the mayhem ensue. This massive R/C black widow spider is designed to be an “educational toy”, but if I had one of these in class when I was a kid, it would have ended me up in the principal’s office for sure.

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!

1950s Robots Galore, Now Invading!
I was cruising the Internets today and came across an incredibly rich roundup of robots and robot figures from the 1950s. As a robotophile, I was surprised and excited to see several bots that had been previously unknown to me!
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