Liverpool's Gigantic Robot Spider

Liverpool's Gigantic Robot Spider

Postby Markus Waibel on 12 Sep 2008, 08:58

A gigantic robot spider 50 feet high and weighing in at 37 tons has been sighted in Liverpool, UK. The spider, which marks Liverpool's "European Capital of Culture" celebration, was first spotted hanging off a building before it wandered off around the city. The gigantic piece of robot art was made from wood and steel by French theatrical engineers. It uses 50 hydraulic axes to move along, spewing water, wind, smoke, flames, and even snow in the process.

Check out the Robot Spider project website (lots of cool pictures!) and the BotJunkie's coverage of the Robot Spider.

The gigantic robotic spider.
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Gigantic robot spider roaming Liverpool.
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Scary spider robot a crowd pleaser?
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Re: Liverpool's Gigantic Robot Spider

Postby nano on 24 Sep 2008, 15:58

Why!!!! I hate spiders...
small is beautiful
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