A tip of the hat to author, William Gibson*, for pointing out the videos of Festo. While seemingly mundane in the first couple of minutes, these videos become pretty damn cool, pretty damn quick. SkyNet, indeed. And William Gibson's claim to fame? Well, he coined the term "cyberspace" and wrote the groundbreaking novel, Neuromancer.
*In the small world category, you can read about William Gibson's connection to WildClaw members in the Exhibitions, Poetry, and Performance Art section of Gibson's Wikipedia entry.