Video: Spider Table Mechanically Walks

Video: Spider Table Mechanically Walks


Last week, we saw the Kondo Spider Bot. That seems like a cool toy that might actually have some purpose. Today, we take a look at the Spider Table… and it doesn’t quite look at useful.

As crazy as it sounds, this is a table that is able to move itself. The legs are not fixed; instead, they are attached to a series of servos and joints so that the table can walk like a spider. Yes, it’s walking furniture, easily moving itself from your dining room to the porch, so long as you provide it with a little bit of guidance.

I just can’t see how the Wouter Scheublin walnut table is of any real use (aside from art for art’s sake). Sure, it’s a funky novelty, but given its relatively small size, it’s not exactly hard to pick it up and move it to the other room. That, and I’d rather not bow down to our robot table overlords.

The scary thing? It’s not just a proof of concept; there are eight limited edition units up for grabs.

[Read via Wouter Scheublin]