A robotics Phd student Matt Bunting from University of Arizona has built a 3D-Printed spider robot which can be controlled with an iPad. This gaint robot look like a real world spider with his six legs and it move with a sinuous or wavelike motion. This technology is exploration into how computer vision and locomotion can work together.
First look of iteration robot was display in Consumer Electronics Show this year in ‘Las Vegas, Nevada’ and now the design is inproved with 3D-printed technology “I decided to give it a makeover with a 3D printer and I added an Intel Atom-based computer on the top. Then a few weeks ago we converted the computer to run on Intel Edison,” Bunting told Nate Lanxon from Wired UK at the 2014 Maker Faire in Rome this month.
Intel Edison is a new low energy, tiny computer – about the size of an SD memory card – designed for use in wearable electronics because it’s got Bluetooth and WIFI already built in, but it’s also perfect for Bunting’s spider robot. A USB port in the back of the robot allows him to install computer vision tasks to get it exploring its nearby terrain using its camera vision. Watch it undulating at the Maker Faire in the video above, it’s pretty creepy. And we can’t help but be a little concerned that we’re now one step closer to bringing this arachnid monstrosity into reality so it can burn down our cities and crush our cars with its titanium abdomen.
This video in below is from Watch Dogs Game when a gaint Spider Robot in Chicago destroys the city.