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Friday, March 20, 2009

The Cajun Crawler

This thing is both fascinating and creepy at the same time:

If the Segway's current movement mechanism and cast of characters astride them wasn't keeping you up at night, the Cajun Crawler should seal the deal. Based on the work of kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen, the Cajun Crawler holds up a Segway-style platform with a scary collection of steampunk-like mechanical legs, which can scurry across a floor with surprising agility. The project was built by a team of folks at the University of Louisiana, who do not know the meaning of fear.
Skip to 1:00 to see the machine in action:

I posted a video of Theo Jansen's hauntingly beautiful kinetic sculptures on this site over a year ago.

2 comments:

Deranged Leftwing Baker said...

That is very cool. It's admirable that there are young people in the US that are smart enough to come up with innovations like this.

The pace of technological advancement never ceases to amaze me. Can I have my flying car now?

JBW said...

I've been waiting for my flying car for years DLB, get in line. But you may as well write it off now that our best and brightest have decided to "go Galt". I'm afraid that we're all resigned to terrestrial internal combustion engines forever as a result.