icky spider robots – the Autotelematic Spider Bot on display at the Sunderland Museum in the UK. These 6-legged spiders can “see” and communicate with each other via audible “chirping.” At the moment, the bots are on an apparent hunger strike as they won’t stay at the “feeding station” long enough to charge, presumably due to a rift with their creator over having only instilled semi-autonomy. However, the next release of these spiders will be solar powered (and we imagine 10 feet tall!) for release into the wilds of Brazil. Hey Paulo, is that a swarm of birds coming over the horizon? Paulo!
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