I say “pseudo” of course because this beastie boasts but six legs. As all arachnologists worth their salt know, spiders have eight wonderful legs, of which all eight are used in tandem to crawl into your mouth while you sleep.
But this big guy won’t do that. Instead, he’ll use his six legs and realistic spider walking motion to explore treacherous terrain or school desktops. For now this is aimed at hobbyist and educational markets, but it’s only a matter of time before DARPA or some other agency weaponizes this for the inevitable Moon Wars of 2043. Won’t those be fun.
The sound of this thing “navigating a table” is pretty creepy as well, but that could just be the irrational fear of spiders that my dad’s DNA graciously passed down through a generation. [Robots Dreams via CrunchGear]