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Spider robots are designed to distribute the load over many feet. (Read
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|"Hey, who's that with Spidernaut?
Why, it's our old friend Robonaut! Read more about NASA's teleoperated robot at Robonaut Centaur At NextFest 2006 and Robonaut Performs Hubble Space Telescope Repair Tasks."
(Bill Christensen 2/8/2012 8:24:23 AM)
|"And it occurs to me that I should also mention the Christmas Bush Motile Robot from Robert Forward's 1985 novel Rocheworld. This very clever idea was apparently jointly conceived by Forward and Austrian roboticist Has Moravec."
(Bill Christensen 2/8/2012 8:36:28 AM)
|"In "The Golden Globe" by John Varley the main character Sparky Valentine takes a harrowing elevator ride down one of the spokes of a gigantic space habitat and encounters the bus sized living spiders that were used to build and maintain it."
(Erik Glenn 2/8/2012 11:45:49 AM)
|"I haven't read that story, but I'll look it up. If I can find a good text quote, I'll add it to my index. Thanks, Erik."
(Bill Christensen 2/8/2012 12:36:33 PM)
|"Take a look at the entry for D-9 Motherspinner from The Golden Globe by John Varley."
(Bill Christensen 2/8/2012 12:37:24 PM)
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