This is the Robotic Spider Dress, a collaboration piece between designer Anouk Wipprecht (of self-coloring dress fame) and programmer Daniel Schatzmayr. It moves its legs around whenever it senses nearby movement. That's creepy. I can't say I'd recommend any of you ladies wearing it on a first date. *making phone call* So I'll meet you at the restaurant around 8? "Sounds great, I'll be the girl with the robotic spider dress on." Okay cool, I'll be the guy who drives by without stopping.
Hit the jump for a video of the thing in action complete with super creepy sound effects.
A very special thanks to myself, for getting out of bed every morning instead of just pulling the covers over my head and crying like I always want to.
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Child's Play came out in 1988. I was seven. I saw it around then too, which not only scarred me for life, but inspired me to pack all my Cabbage Patch Kids in the bottom drawer of a dresser and set the whole thing on fire. I could hear them scream. *shivers, tweaks nips so ... / Continue →
Note: Added a video of Stabby McKillhumans after the jump.
A group of sick German scientists have taken it upon themselves to study robot-inflicted injuries to humans. They're not good. Plus they hurt. Boom, study over!
The tests involved a robot arm weighing 14kg and a 1.... / Continue →