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Asterisk: Japan attacked by spider robots (again)!

Thomas Ricker
Thomas Ricker|@trixxy|June 7, 2005 11:27 AM
Osaka Asterisk robot

If you suffer from arachnophobia then your worst nightmare has just come true. Researchers at Osaka University have developed a nearly two-foot long, six-limbed (ok, so technically not a spider) robot which can walk over uneven terrain or even move by hanging from net-shaped wires (a web, dig). The robot, intended for disaster rescue and tunnel ceiling inspection, carries a wireless video camera operated by remote control. That picture gives us the creeps, didn't the Japanese learn anything in Son of Godzilla!?