Creepy crawly computerized critters for your enjoyment.
Six legs, or eight legs, it doesn't matter. These robots will simply make your skin crawl. There is no shortage of hexapods and octopods out there, so I've collected several of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. While they may show their creepiness decently in still images, you really have to watch these videos to get the full effect of their multi-legged splendor.
I wanted to start with the Atrax as it really jumps right into one of the main focuses of hexapods and octopods. People tend to get very excited over different gaits and their origins. This video shows some diagrams in the background of how the different gaits work so that you can see what some of the differences are. While it isn't the most fluid or quick bot in the group, this video is still quite fun to watch.
The Atrax has 27 servos in total, and its body is constructed from 3mm plywood. You have to admit, it looks pretty good for being cut with a Dremel!