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

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.