It feels like every day that new mechanized things are coming out of development that terrify the living crap out of me. This huge, ridable mechanical spider is, you guessed it, no exception. Originally created for the Burning Man competition, then later given some upgrades (flame breath?), the spider weighs 1,700 pounds and walks around at a pretty speedy clip. Watch the video, and imagine that thing clanking towards you down an alleyway at night — yeah, terrifying. The giant robot spider war is coming soon…which side do you want to be on?


Chris Gullo