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This Robotic Spider Dress Will Attack Anyone Who Comes At You Wrong

Perfect for being in public at any time!

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If you want a dress that makes people stay the eff out of your personal space on the subway, fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht has the perfect holiday gift for you.

The Spider Dress was 3D printed and runs on Intel Edison, using sensors to detect when and how someone invades your personal space. If the dress doesn’t dig their approach, its animatronic spider limbs will morph into attack positions.

According to Wipprecht:

This piece of wearable tech features animatronic mechanical limbs that respond to external stimuli while defend the personal space of the wearer. The dress provides an extension of the wearers intuition: It uses proximity sensors as well as a respiration sensor to both define and protecting the personal space of the wearer. Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.

You can see the Spider Dress in action at CES this January, or in this video right here:

(via Fashionably Geek)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.