Giant robotic spiders have struck again. First it was Liverpool, England, now it’s Yokohama, Japan. It’s painful to watch as terrified humans in white shirts and black slacks, stuck to the underbelly and carapace, struggle to free themselves.

La Machine (the “theatrical engineers” who created this mechanical monstrosity) [via Laughing Squid]

Photos of La Machine’s giant spider!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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