'SpiderBot' shoots tethered plungers to move around like Spider-Man

From the Ben Gurion University's robotics lab in Israel comes the SpiderBot, which gets around in much the same way as the Man. The robot's webs are actually tethered plungers that it can pull away from a surface, reel back in and then aim and shoot with its swiveling arms. It's still a little slow when it comes to getting around, but could this wall-climber be the first step toward a robot that uses swinging as its main method of locomotion?

Not much else is known about the SpiderBot. Will it fight crime? Just crack-wise? Who knows.

Click Continue to see a video of the SpiderBot in action.

(The good stuff happens about halfway through.)

Via Robots.net