Japanese spider robot can pick up 'prey' and carry them away

Robot design based on real-life insect behavior

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I still have nightmares from the '80s film "Runaway", in which bad-guy Gene Simmons (minus the Kiss makeup) stalks good-guy cop Tom Selleck with a slew of spider-robots that can kill with their pincer arms. I've seen spider robots developed since the movie, but this one, courtesy of DigiInfo TV, really gives me the creeps.

Oh, that poor stuffed animal...

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