Alright, maybe I exaggerated a little when I said “robotic spider.” This spider is more of a robotic arm, but that doesn’t make the feat of weaving a web any less impressive. MIT’s Media Lab is developing a robot that is weaving a cocoon-like structure with a little programming help from humans. Eventually it will be autonomous
Right now, the technology isn’t as impressive because the robot knows what is surrounding it. MIT researchers’ ultimate goal is to have the robot be able to map out the environment and create an artistic web on string. Maybe they’ll add in colors and make 3D rainbow string structures!