In the world of fashion designers, Anouk Wipprecht is anything but typical. One of the last creations we saw from her was a chainmail dress that was also a Faraday cage, and the robotic Spider Dress that we featured earlier this year has definitely evolved.
The Spider Dress is an extension of the wearer and uses sensors to detect anyone or anything that encroaches upon their personal space. If someone approaches the person wearing the dress, the animatronic limbs move into attack position. Or, as Wipprecht explains:
Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures.
The dress was 3D printed and runs on Intel Edison. It’s still in the testing phase, but Wipprecht will display the Spider Dress at CES in January.
Watch a video of the dress in action after the break.