Non Sequitur: Theo Jansen – A Modern-Day DaVinci Genius?

Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor that combines art and engineering.

Duration: 2min 41secs

From Wired:

Jansen is evolving an entirely new line of animals: immense multi-legged walking critters designed to roam the Dutch coastline, feeding on gusts of wind. Over the years, successive generations of his creatures have evolved into increasingly complex animals that walk by flapping wings in response to the wind, discerning obstacles in their path through feelers and even hammering themselves into the sand on sensing an approaching storm.

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