Giant spider bot walker


Via Suicide Bots comes this amazing mechanical walker with this caption:

Giant mechanical spiders take away some of the hurt in the world.

Yes. Yes they do.

MoltenSteelMan: Walking Beast [via]

12 thoughts on “Giant spider bot walker

  1. Tom says:

    Ok, was I the only one who saw the cutie-pie steal the show while she traipsed acrosss the screen as the lumbering bot looked like it would kill the ground?

  2. Jenny says:

    But no, I totally missed the burning man nude chick the first time I watched this. I was so into the robot. Heh

  3. bartax says:

    that spider sucked. cool concept though.
    who was that one European designer who made a ton of walking things, one that was wind powered and another that was powered with rubber bands?

  4. Patti Schiendelman says:

    @bartax, that is Theo Jansen.

    I went to Burning Man a couple of years ago and had to take each picture twice because of naked bicyclists zooming through the frame.

  5. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Well, I missed the “nude” (she actually has a thong on) woman the first time, too ’cause I was focused on the walker. Um… that’s so NOT like me!

  6. ceroill2 says:

    That one’s not as impressive to me as one of the other videos in the same set. The next video in line shows a smaller but much more practical and articulated spider walker. It’s piloted like a motorcycle, and the legs move in sequence, not just in sets (outer legs then inner legs). It’s actually a fairly practical vehicle.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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