Spiders Archive

I Share My Home With Spiders: What Creepy-Crawlies Do You Have a Soft Spot For?

A while ago, a friend was over at my place, and while I was in the bathroom I heard a THWAP. My floors are tile, my walls are hard white plaster, and my apartment is about 250 square feet — everything echoes. The THWAP sounded much more violent than it probably was. When I came out of the … Continue reading Source link

Watch wall-walking spiderbots weave ‘impossible’ structures with carbon fiber

Normally, the notion of setting a pair of spiderbots free in your house would seem alarming. But if you knew that they were weaving you a strange and mathematical hammock while you were gone? Suddenly that fear turns to wonder — and eventually, a nap. The Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures was developed at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design. The …