Texas Scientists created ‘zombie’ spiders

‘Texas scientists have developed veritable spider robots by robotically manipulating dead arachnids so they can grasp objects with their legs, as seen in a spine-tingling video.

“It happens to be the case that the spider — after it’s deceased — is the perfect architecture for small-scale, naturally derived grippers,” said Daniel Preston, an engineer with Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, who helped execute the spine-tingling experiment outlined in the journal “Advanced Sciences,” the Rice University press release described. His lab specializes in soft robotics, which employs nontraditional components as opposed to the standard plastics, metals and electronics.’

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