It’s like something a dark fantasy queen would wear in a cyperpunk future.

From designer Anouk Wipperecht:

Aptly called the ‘Spider Dress’, this piece of wearable tech features animatronic mechanical limbs that respond to external stimuli while defending 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 protect 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.

The design will be showcased during CES alongside the Synapse dress for Intel, January 6-9th in Las Vegas.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)