Robotics is certainly an area of technology getting a lot of attention in recent years. From drones, to walking robots, to self-navigating bots there certainly are a lot of people doing research in robotics. Realistic animatronics is also a focal point, and Robugtix has also taken to the field.
The 3D-printed spiderbot not only looks the part, but employs 26 servo motors to drive its unnervingly life-like movement. Bigfoot’s baked-in “Inverse Kinematics Engine” deals with all of the background computations, so you don’t have to be a coding genius to work it. Instead, users send “short and simple commands” to the bot via wireless XBee or any other method you can hook up to its Rx / Tx pins.
The movements of this spiderbot are extremely accurate and realistic. I’m sure you can give some arachnophobia a hell of a fright. It will be an expensive exercise if your friend then stomps on it, though. It is expected to be shipped at the end of Q3 and will cost $1,350. Check out the demo video below: