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La Princess is Not What You Think

We're on our way to spyder bots now!

Danny Choo has a pretty interesting new friend over in Yokohama, Japan: an enormous robot spider. A spider mech, if you prefer.

La Princess isn't Japanese-made, though; she was built by a French company called La Machine, but in Liverpool, England. They've done a pretty good job with it: from what you can see in the video, it really walks like a spider, but it can minimize the height it brings its legs up to or maximize it, or at least that's how it looks.

I just spent the last, like, half-hour trying to find a picture or a clip or even the right !#@$ing episode number for the Venture Bros. episode that opens with Doc building a spy-der bot, but to no avail. So you'll just have to enjoy the footage of the actual spider robot that is the subject of this article. Sorry!

  

RedRoseson April 23, 2009 at 2:57 p.m.
Oh man oh man oh man oh man that is so awesome. If only it was a bit faster.
HeeroYuyon April 23, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
-BEEP- -BEEP- ROBOSPIDER HAS COME TO EAT YOU!!! Om-nom-nom-nom!

First we had a giant robotic rhinoceros beetle, and now we've got a giant robotic spider... why all the insects lately?

.....awww wait a second, there's a truck holding it up the entire time so it never really uses it's legs?...what's the point then?
MoonStormon April 23, 2009 at 3:56 p.m.
Mahhahahahha. That is cool now if only we could get the lasers to work.
Agent_Loston April 23, 2009 at 4:08 p.m.
I can sense the smile on Dr. Evil face.
Sonata moderator on April 23, 2009 at 8:20 p.m.
Kinda reminds me of that old Will Smith Movie Wild Wild WestXD
ethan staff on April 24, 2009 at 10:04 a.m.
This thing is insane.  I want one.

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