30 Dec '11, 3pm

Behold Your Doom: Robospidernaut

Behold Your Doom: Robospidernaut

Is this one seriously awesome death robot or what? Giant robotic spiders with human torsos and Cylon heads: it's not a nightmare, it's for science! Full disclosure: despite the dramatic angle at which this picture was taken, you're unfortunately looking at two (or maybe technically three) robots instead of just one gold spidery killing machine. The robot in the foreground is Spidernaut, which looks like this: Spidernaut is designed for constructing and maintaining large on-orbit structures in space. NASA went with a design featuring eight 3-DOF legs so that the robot can spread out its weight (or mass, I should say, since this is space we're talking about) over as much area as possible, and with all those legs no torque is imparted when the robot moves. NASA has been talking about about a whole new class of arachnid robots like these, some of which may be able to deploy "w...

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