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Tag: Spiders

A Giant Flying Robotic Spider: The End Is Nigh

A Giant Flying Robotic Spider: The End Is Nigh
Because our scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they never stopped to think if they should; researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a giant flying robotic spider. Named SPIDAR (the all-too-obvious acronym for ‘SPherIcally vectorable and Distributed rotors assisted Air-ground amphibious quadruped Robot’), the four-legged beast can take to the skies thanks to a total of 16 thrusters on its legs.

Mad Scientists Use Wolf Spider Carcasses as Robotic Grippers

Mad Scientists Use Wolf Spider Carcasses as Robotic Grippers
A group of researchers at Texas’s Rice University have developed a method of turning wolf spider carcasses into robotic grippers, making the legs open and extend when a small amount of air is applied inside the carcass and close and grip when the air is drawn back out.

Giant Tarantula Plush Pillows: Arachnophobes Beware

Giant Tarantula Plush Pillows: Arachnophobes Beware
Crafted and sold by the very appropriately named Etsy shop LifelikeSpiderArt, these extra-large Spider Sleeping Plushes are just the thing to add a bit of ‘what in the hell?’ to your bedroom. Obviously, they’re the perfect pillows for letting a lover know they may be killed and eaten before sunrise.

Confiscated TSA Scissors Turned into Creepy Spiders

Confiscated TSA Scissors Turned into Creepy Spiders
I hate spiders almost as much as Indiana Jones hates snakes. Especially spiders like these, with sharp legs as well as fangs. The metal spider you see here was created by mechanical artist Christopher Locke, who created them from scissors that were confiscated at airports by the TSA.