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Giant robot spider and ‘horse dragon’ battle it out in Beijing

The Bird's Nest at Beijing Olympic Park.
The Bird’s Nest at Beijing Olympic Park. Image by Ryan Raffa / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two giant robots, one resembling a huge spider and the other a horse with a dragon’s head, performed a battle scene at Beijing Olympic Park over the weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and France. The robots, which were built by a French performance art company, were each around 20-metres long and could emit smoke and ‘froth at the mouth’. Read more: shanghaiist.com