Straight Out Of A Video Game: Spider Robot That Can Transform Into A Rolling Ball

March 27, 2018

This is a promo video of the BionicWheelBot from Festo (not to be confused with Fisto, the protectron robot from Fallout: New Vegas I reprogrammed into a pleasure model), a robotic spider that can transform and roll out as a ball (inspired by the real-life wheel spider seen at the beginning of the video). Why does it exist? Your guess is as good as mine, unless you didn't guess 'To grow to truck size and enslave humanity', in which case your guess sucked and was wrong. Did you even go to guessing school?

Keep going for the video, complete with a way too dramatic soundtrack.

Thanks to cjcjcjcj, who had this to say: "The end is near." I second that.

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    Kill it!

  • Andyman7714

    Lat words I say before I die during the robot rebellion, "Hey neat!".

  • Doog

    You know damn well I didn't get into Guessing School GW, I told you that in confidence! After I guessed '3' for the number of jellybeans in the jar they realized I was unteachable.

  • Geekologie

    Don't you ever say you're unteachable

  • uKER

    It's a wheel, not a ball. I feel cheated.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Baby steps. First wheel then balls.

  • fcpw


  • The_Wretched


  • TheQiwiMan
  • steve holt

    well played as always, QiwiMan.

    the only comment i got on this is that it combines my two greatest fears: spiders and robots. Wait, that's not right. Spiders, ex-girlfriends, then robots, then rattlesnakes.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Hey small world! My ex-girfriend was a robotic rattlesnake covered in spiders.

  • GeneralDisorder

    So she's single...

  • TheQiwiMan
  • GeneralDisorder


  • steve holt

    hawt. but i nearly lost consciousness imagining that

  • Gingerbread

    damn you beat me to it!

  • MustacheHam


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