Hexbug Robot Crab

The Hexbug robot craf is a cute little toy that would be right at home on your desk; it has feelers on its legs that are sensors used to avoid obstacles.


(Hexbug robot crabs)

The Hexbug robot crab also uses a built-in light sensor to help it scurry from the light, just like real crabs sometimes want to do.

I have a soft, easily pinched, spot for the robot gardening crab in Neuromancer:

The robot crab moved toward them, picking its way over the waves of gravel. Its bronze carapace might have been a thousand years old. When it was within a meter of her boots, it fired a burst of light, then froze for an instant, analyzing data obtained...
(Read more about Gibson's robot crab)

See also Robot Crab: Crustacean Clockwork Automata. From CNET.

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