Robugtix's Spider Robot Is Terrifyingly Realistic
Robugtix's $1350 T8 is a wirelessly controlled bio-inspired octopod robot made with high-resolution 3D printed parts. It uses a total of 26 motors--three in each leg and two in the abdomen--to simulate lifelike movement, including translation across three axes. According to Robugtix, its legs' synchronized motions are calculated in real-time using the company's "Bigfoot Kinematics" engine. Great, now we're going to have to differentiate between arachnophobia and techno-arachnophobia.