An awesomely creepy robotic insect created using 3D-printed legs, 26 servo motors and special software algorithms which help it emulate the leg movements of a real spider. Arachnophobes, don’t hit the play button.
Motion design artist Friedrich van Schoor shot footage of spiders running around a scale model, and then projected the shadows through the windows of an actual building.
Marlin Peterson was asked to paint a huge mural on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory and decided to paint giant 3-dimensional spiders on it – perfect for freaking out visitors to the Space Needle.
We didn’t realize that arachnids had such a dramatic mating ritual, but now that we’ve seen it set to music, we think this jumping spider has all the right moves to get into his lady spider’s bed.
If they saw you coming down the road in this 1700 lb drivable arachnid, people would probably get out of your way. It doesn’t look that comfortable, but what do you want from a giant mechanical spider?